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Christ Standing by the Waters

  Christ Standing by the Waters

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size: 35 cm (width)
artist: John Petts

Church of St Peter, Marloes, Pembrokeshire
north wall by entrance

Text: 'Looking for the resurrection of the body when the sea shall give up her dead.'

Given in memory of James Arnold Lewis, lost at sea in 1938, his wife Sarah (died 1969) and son Arthur killed in action 1940.

The inscription is taken from the committal prayer 'At the Burial of their dead at sea' in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer Forms of Prayer to be used at Sea. Petts has used the same cartoon for his figure of Christ as he uses in the Peace window at St Mary's, Fishguard.

Record added by Martin Crampin, Additional contribution by John Morgan-Guy. Last updated on 14-12-2011


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Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2004), p. 280.

Alison Smith, 'John Petts: Designer-Craftsman 1914-1991' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xix, no. 2 (1991–3), p. 226.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2011. (with a contribution by John Morgan-Guy) (accessed 24 September 2021)

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