St Michael's Church Stained glass

The East Window

The East window shows Our Lord in Glory with St Michael and a dragon to the left and St George and a dragon to the right.

Below from left to right show: The baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, The Ascension of Our Lord, The burial of Jesus and The risen Jesus meets his disciples again.

Under these are the twelve prophets of the Old Testament and the Twelve Apostles of the New Testament.

Below, again from left to right: Naaman washing in the Jordan, The triumph of David after the slaughter of Goliath, Our Lord's Crucifixion, The lowering of Joseph into the pit and Joseph meets his brothers again.

The upper panels depict scenes from Our Lord's life which are linked with Old Testament references below each scene. The centre panels showing the Crucifixion and Ascension leading to Our Lord in Glory.

Song of Simeon WindowChancel Saints Window

Other windows in the chancel depict The Song of Simeon and the Presentation in the Temple (high up on the right of the chancel) and the figures of St Gregory, St Augustine and St Chrysostom (all doctors of the early church) at the back of the choir stalls.

Lady Chapel Window

The East Window in the Lady Chapel shows Mary and the baby Jesus surrounded by a group of angels playing medieval instruments. This window was designed by William Morris the distinguished artist and craftsman, of the Pre-Raphaelite School, and one time pupil of G.E.Street. It was a gift of the husband of Mary Bradney who died in childbirth a year after their wedding.

The inscription on the plaque beneath the window states: ' To the Glory of God and in memory of Mary Frances, wife of John Bradney Esq. Died Nov 2nd 1867 Aged 24'

The parents of John Bradney have a window in the North wall commemorating their lives.

North Aisle WidowNorth Aisle Window

These windows are located in the North Aisle and were given in memory of the lives of the Bradney and the Webbs

North Aisle Round Window

At the end of the North Aisle high up is a series of round windows.


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