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Scenes from the New Testament

  Scenes from the New Testament

Photo © Martin Crampin

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1961

Series of four windows depicting Christ in Gethsemane, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection and Pentecost.


firm/studio: Celtic Studios
artist: John Edwards

Church of St Mary and Holy Innocents, Merthyr Vale, Rhondda Cynon Taff
rear (liturgical west) wall

Signed with Celtic Studios’ usual maker’s mark, and, unusually for the firm, includes the name of the window’s designer.

The windows were installed in the new building in the 1970s, and the original window had cusped tops and tracery lights. The square tops imposed on the reset windows remove the final trace of medievalism from these striking modern windows.





 
Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 30-10-2020

 

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Pentecost: Scenes from the New TestamentAscension: Scenes from the New TestamentAscension: Scenes from the New TestamentCrucifixion: Scenes from the New TestamentCrucifixion: Scenes from the New TestamentChrist in the Garden of Gethsemane: Scenes from the New TestamentChrist in the Garden of Gethsemane: Scenes from the New TestamentDisciples: Scenes from the New TestamentSignature: Scenes from the New Testament

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 269–70.

References

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 140.

Maurice Broady, A Vision Fulfilled: The story of Celtic Studios and Swansea's architectural glass tradition (Swansea: West Glamorgan Archive Service, 2010), pp. 59–60, 112.

Martin Crampin, 'A Change of Direction: Modernism in the stained glass of the Diocese of Llandaff in the 1950s and 1960s' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xlii (2018), p. 62.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2020.
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/4487 (accessed 26 September 2021)



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  Scenes from the New Testament

Photo © Martin Crampin



 
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