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St Germanus

  St Germanus

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about 1921

Single-light window with standing figure of Garmon (Germanus). The window also prominently features not only the church but also the fine medieval effigy of Gruffudd ap Llywelyn ab Ynyr in the south aisle and the Flemish chandelier which hangs in the nave.

firm/studio: A.L. & C.E. Moore

Church of St Garmon, Llanarmon-yn-Iāl, Denbighshire
west end of south aisle

The window is signed A.L. & C.E. Moore London WC.

Given in memory of Revd William Jones (died 1921), who had been vicar of the parish. The window might have been installed in the later 1920s when the church underwent some restoration.

The words 'Alleluia' and 'victory' alongside the name Germanus refer to the Alleluia Victory won by the Christian Britons over the Saxons in the early fifth century. The victory was won by the intervention of Garmon, and the episode was included in Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation. Local tradition locates the scene of the victory nearby, a few miles to the north near Mold.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 16-11-2020


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