Faith and Love

  Faith and Love

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1901

Two-light window with standing female figures.

technique: stained glass
size: 120 cm (width of whole) [approx]
artist: Henry Holiday

Church of St Matthew, Buckley, Flintshire
right of east window, chancel

Texts: 'Above all taking the shield of faith', 'Perfect love casteth out fear'.

Dedication: 'To the glory of God and in beloved memory of William Ewart Gladstone (d.1898) dedicated by MD.' Mary Drew was his daughter, and married to the vicar of the parish.


The representation of Faith here is slightly unusual, as she is not shown with her usual identifying attributes of a chalice and/or cross, but with a gospel book. The figure of Love (Charity) is more conventional, though the limitation of the space available shows her with only the one child.



 

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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. 42.

References

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 172.

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




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Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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