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A complex five-light window. The Crucifixion with Mary, John and Mary Magdalene occupies the central light, flanked by two scenes from the parable of the Good Samaritan, and scenes with monks and a bishop in the outer lights. Further scenes in the tracery include the adoration of the Virgin and Child and acts of mercy.

firm/studio: Alexander Gibbs & Co.

Church of St Dunawd, Bangor-on-Dee, Wrexham
east wall of the chancel (window number: I)

Given by public subscription in memory of the rector of Bangor in 1868.

The two outer lights appear to depict the British bishops consulting a hermit prior to their meeting with Augustine (left), and the their meeting with Augustine (right) who remained seated to greet them, as recounted in Bede's Ecclesiastical History. This incited the anger of the British bishops and ultimately the death of hundreds of monks at the monastery of Bangor-on-Dee.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 03-05-2021


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Further reading

D. R. Thomas, The History of the Diocese of St Asaph (Oswestry: Caxton Press, 1908-1913), vol. I, p. 432.


Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 118, 144.

Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 321.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2021. (accessed 25 April 2024)

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