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Scenes from the Life of Christ

  Scenes from the Life of Christ

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Five-light window comprising ten scenes: the Nativity, the Baptism of Christ, the Transfiguration, Christ blessing children, the Entry into Jerusalem, (upper row) the Last Supper, Christ carrying the Cross,the Crucifixion with Mary and John, the Resurrection and the Acension. Agnus Dei and fourteen further figures in the tracery including the Greek and Latin Church fathers as well as some Welsh saints: David, Deiniol, Asaph, Dubricius, Illtud and Magloire.

firm/studio: Clayton & Bell

Bangor Cathedral, Bangor, Gwynedd
east wall of the presbytery

The texts given with each scene are in Latin.

The window was given by Lord Penrhyn at the time of the restoration of the cathedral by Gilbert Scott, who recommended Clayton & Bell for the work.

As well as the two windows by Clayton and Bell in the presbytery, the firm also undertook painted decoration of the roof and walls. Despite being renewed in 1903, the wall paintings have since been removed.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 11-09-2015


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Richard Haslam, Julian Orbach and Adam Voelcker, The Buildings of Wales: Gwynedd (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009), p. 242.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2015. (accessed 26 May 2020)

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  Scenes from the Life of Christ

Photo © Martin Crampin

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