Welsh Saints with Scenes from the Life of St David

  Welsh Saints with Scenes from the Life of St David

Photo © Martin Crampin

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Four-light window with figures of Deiniol, Dyfrig, Kentigern (Cyndeyrn) and David. Scenes below each figure are all from the life of David, including his instruction by Paulinus, his preaching among the people, his preaching at Llanddewi Brefi and his death. Christ in Majesty in the main upper tracery light, with roundels below including sacred heraldry, texts and angels. The arms of each of the four medieval dioceses are included with of the four main figures, and the arms of the see of Canterbury are also found below.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: Robert J. Newbery

Church of St David, Neath, Neath Port Talbot
west wall of the nave

Texts in the upper roundels: 'Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature' (Mark 16:15); 'Lo I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world' (Matthew 28:20).

Given in memory of Rees Powell Morgan, who was churchwarden from 1872-1909, by his wife and children.

The cost of the window was estimated at £800.

Although the imagery is entirely of Welsh saints, the use of the biblical texts indicates the importance of these native saints in carrying out Christ's commission to preach the gospel.


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John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 457.

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  Welsh Saints with Scenes from the Life of St David

Photo © Martin Crampin

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