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St Anna and St Simeon

  St Anna and St Simeon

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about 1904

Two-light window with standing figures of Anna and Simeon. Simeon holds the Christ-child in his hands.

firm/studio: Robert J. Newbery

Church of St Elvan, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff
south wall of the south aisle
previously at: Church of St Mary, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Text below Simeon: 'For mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared before the face of all people' (Luke 1: 30-1).

The window is not original to the church, and was brought from the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Aberdare. It was redesigned with additional coloured glass surrounds and installed in 1992. Two upper roundels are probably from the original window.

The window was originally given in memory of Martha Thomas (1808-1903), known as 'Martha'r Eglwys', who was the Sexton of St John's Church for 47 years. The face of Anna is her portrait. The installation in 1992 was by St John the Baptist School, and by Ivor Morgan, formerly of Aberdare Church Schools.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 26-05-2020


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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 9 August 2020)

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