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Christ with Children

  Christ with Children

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Three-light window with the outer lights mainly of quarries, some of which are medieval, with a few other medieval fragments. The central light depicts the seated figure of Christ with three children, and further quarries above and below.

firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
artist: Christopher Whall

Church of St Cynfarch and St Mary, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire
south wall of the south nave (window number: sV)

As well as designing the window, Christopher Whall closely supervised its manufacture and painted some of the window himself.

Text: 'He shall gather the Lambs with His arm' (Isaiah 40:11).

Dedication: 'To the memory of Helen Louisa Gertrude infant daughter of Basil M. Jones MA Vicar of this parish and Emily his wife June 13 1890.'

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 09-11-2020


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Further reading

Mostyn Lewis, Stained Glass in North Wales up to 1850 (Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd, 1970), p. 61.

Peter Cormack, Arts and Crafts Stained Glass (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2015), p. 79.

Peter Cormack, The Stained Glass Work of Christopher Whall 1849–1924 'Aglow with Brave Resplendent Colour' (Boston: Charles J. Connick Stained Glass Foundation and Trustees of Boston Publie Library, 1999), p. 16.


Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 175.

Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 206.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2020. (accessed 21 April 2024)

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