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Christ in Glory with Saints and Angels

  Christ in Glory with Saints and Angels

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Five-light window with crowned standing figure of Christ holding the red cross of the Resurrection, flanked by grouped figures. The figures grouped around the Christ figure are: Francis of Assisi, Isaiah, John the apostle, John the Baptist, David, Stephen, Catherine and Alban, with the archangels Michael and Gabriel above. The Welsh saints in the outer panels are Seiriol, Beuno, Cadfan and Gwynhoedl, with Bardsey and Puffin Islands. Scenes below show Beuno with the cormorant that returns his book of sermons, and Cadfan with Lleuddad, as he prepares his successor for the abbacy of Bardsey. Angels in the tracery lights, including Raphael and Uriel, and the arms of Anglesey, Bangor, Nefyn and Caernarfon.

size: 45 cm (width of each light) [approx]
firm/studio: Celtic Studios
designer: Bryan Evans

Church of St David, Nefyn, Gwynedd
east wall of the chancel

Said to be designed by the Revd Jonathan Jones, who probably suggested the subjects and may have had some influence over the overall design, which was undertaken by Bryan Evans with Howard Martin of Celtic Studios. The window was adapted shortly afterwards for the east window in the Church of St David, Tumble, which also has Welsh saints in the outer lights of a five-light window.

The window cost £1000 and was designed and made during 1957-8. It was installed in the spring of 1958. Cartoons were prepared by Fred Prior and Fred Haycock, and the window was painted by John Edwards.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 04-06-2019


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 18.


Maurice Broady, A Vision Fulfilled: The story of Celtic Studios and Swansea's architectural glass tradition (Swansea: West Glamorgan Archive Service, 2010), pp. 86, 112.

Richard Haslam, Julian Orbach and Adam Voelcker, The Buildings of Wales: Gwynedd (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009), p. 478.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2019. (accessed 2 April 2020)

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