The Good Shepherd

  The Good Shepherd

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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about 1910
Three-light window. A shepherd carries a lamb on his shoulders, with sheep grazing and angels holding texts at either side.

technique: stained glass
size: 44 cm (width of each light)
artist: Henry Holiday

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

Text: 'He shall feed his flocks. He shall gather the lambs with his arm.' (Isaiah 40:11).

Dedication: 'Given by his wife and daughter in blessed memory of Harry Drew Shepherd of Souls: Laus Deo'. Harry Drew (died 1910), the son-in-law of William Gladstone, was vicar of Buckley, and oversaw the rebuilding of the church between 1897 and 1905.

The image of the shepherd here follows closely upon the verse from Isaiah carried by the child angel.


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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. 43.

Martin O'Kane, 'Biblical Art from Wales: From Text to Image' (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 62-3.


Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 171.

Malcolm Seaborne, Victorian and Later Stained Glass Windows in Flintshire Churches (Mold: 1996), p. 11.

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  The Good Shepherd

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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