Goleuni y Byd (The Light of the World)

 Goleuni y Byd   (The Light of the World)

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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Large decorated window with a panel in the centre depicting William Holman Hunt's image 'The Light of the World'.

technique: stained glass

artist (after): William Holman Hunt
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd

Heol Awst, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
beside the pulpit

The window is a memorial to the founder of the chapel and 'apostle of Carmarthenshire', the Revd Stephen Hughes (1622-88) put in place on the 300th anniversary of his birth. Hughes was a native of Carmarthen town and was minister of Meidrym under the Commonwealth, from which living he was ejected at the Restoration. He is most notable for his work of publishing accessible and cheap religious works in the Welsh language.

The window forms a pair with the War Memorial.

A reproduction of William Holman Hunt's painting hangs in the vestibule.


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 Atgyfodir dy Frawd Drachefn   (Your Brother Will Rise Again)

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Further reading

David Jasper, 'Pre-Raphaelite Biblical Art in Wales' (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), p. 153.


Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 212.

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 136.

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 Goleuni y Byd   (The Light of the World)

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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