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Faith, Hope and Charity

  Faith, Hope and Charity

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about 1850

Three-light window. Faith and Hope are depicted as female figures, both holding books and with their usual cross and anchor. The central light depicts the parable of the Good Samaritan. Surrounded by decorative foliage, with a figure of Christ with arms outstretched in the tracery.

artist: Charles Alexander Gibbs

Church of St Beuno, Aberffraw, Anglesey
east wall of the north aisle

Signed C.A. Gibbs Artist London NW. Charles Sewter mentions the window as an example of the artist's 'strikingly original colour schemes'.

Given in memory of Owen Roberts of Bwlan, died 30 December 1849.

In depicting the virtues Faith, Hope and Charity, the centre light depicts charity as the Samaritan tending the wounded man, as others pass by. For an example of Faith and Hope either side of Charity, or Love, in the form of Christ, see the window at Victoria Road United Reformed Church, Newport.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 15-03-2013


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Further reading

Mostyn Lewis, Stained Glass in North Wales up to 1850 (Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd, 1970), p. 25.


Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 81.

Albert Charles Sewter, The Stained Glass of William Morris and his Circle (New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1974), p. 12.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2013. (accessed 6 July 2020)

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