Priscilla and Aquila, with Scenes Commemorating the Church Schools of the Parish

  Priscilla and Aquila, with Scenes Commemorating the Church Schools of the Parish

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1967

Three-light window. Priscilla and Aquila are featured in the central light with a child. Images of the schools in the outer lights, with scenes in Victorian and modern dress.

technique: stained glass
size: 44 cm
firm/studio: Celtic Studios

Church of St Matthew, Buckley, Flintshire
north wall of north aisle

Text in the tracery: 'Wisdom, humility, brotherly love, gentleness, knowledge, enlightenment, faith, truth, temperance, diligence'. Left hand light: '1841-1963 Lane End Infants' School'. Central Light: '1849-1963 St. Matthew's Girls' & Boys' School'. Right hand light: '1857-1963 St. Matthew's Infants' School'.

This window was given by former teachers and scholars to the Glory of God to commemorate the church schools of the parish founded 1821 and closed 1963.


Aquila of Pontus and his wife Priscilla were companions and helpers of St Paul. Appropriate figures here as they were the teachers of Apollos of Alexandria (Acts 18:2,18,26; Romans 16:3; 1 Corinthians 16:19).



 

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Further reading

J. Clifford Jones, Buckley Parish Church 1822-1972 (Buckley: Buckley St Matthew's Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council, 1974), p. 44.




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Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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