Children with Guardian Angels

  Children with Guardian Angels

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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Two-light window with standing figures of angels, one cradling an infant and the other with a child standing alongside.

technique: stained glass
size: 45 cm (width of each light)
artist: Henry Holiday

Church of St Matthew, Buckley, Flintshire
west window of baptistry

Text: 'C.G. Matri. Filia A.W.' Given in memory of Catherine Gladstone (1812-1900), dedicated in 1902 by her daughter Alice Wickham.

The standing child bears a palm frond, normally the symbol of martyrdom. The second angel carries a babe in arms. The reference would seem to be to the Holy Guardian Angels.


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 170-72.

J. Clifford Jones, Buckley Parish Church 1822-1972 (Buckley: Buckley St Matthew's Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council, 1974), p. 42.


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

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  Children with Guardian Angels

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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