Scenes of Teaching and Learning

  Scenes of Teaching and Learning

Photo © Martin Crampin

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about 1865
Two-light window. The scene in the left-hand light shows three figures with a seated king, probably representing Solomon (with a text from Proverbs). A boy is shown being taught by a woman in the right-hand light, and probably represents Timothy, perhaps being taught by his mother Eunice his grandmother Lois. Angels below hold scrolls. Upper roundel with a further angel.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: William Wailes

Church of St Issell, St Issells, Pembrokeshire
east wall of the north aisle

Texts: (left-hand light) 'Get wisdom get understanding: forget it not' (Proverbs 4:5); (right-hand light) 'From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures' (2 Timothy 3:15). Beneath the angels: 'I shall go to him but he shall not return to me' (2 Samuel 12:23), while the angels hold the texts 'Even so Father for so it seemed good in thy sight' (Matthew 11:26 & Luke 10:21), and 'Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him' (1 Thessalonians 4:14).

Given in memory of Edward Rigby Stephenson, born in the parish, but died near Adelaide, South Australia, in 1865.

A window incorporating a broad range of short texts from the Old and New Testaments relating to learning and knowledge of the scriptures, as well as the loss of a boy of seventeen in a country far away.


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Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2004), p. 443.

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Photo © Martin Crampin

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