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Scenes from the New Testament

  Scenes from the New Testament

Photo © Martin Crampin

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Three-light window. The central scene is of the Crucifixion, with the Centurion kneeling before Christ in the left-hand light, and a saint, perhaps Peter or Paul, preaching in the right-hand light.

size: 60 cm (width of the central light) [approx]
artist: F. W. Oliphant

Pentrefoelas Parish Church, Pentrefoelas, Conwy
east wall of the chancel (window number: I)

Signed 'FWO' and dated in the lower part of the scene in the right-hand light, although the paint loss makes the date difficult to read. It probably reads 1857.

Text running along the bottom of each of the three lights: 'Take the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation & the sword of the Spirit' (Ephesians 6:16-17).

Given in memory of Heneage Wynne, a major in the 68th Durham Light Infantry, and a son of C.W. G. Wynne, who was killed at the battle of Inkerman, 5 November, 1854.

The text from 'the whole armour of God' section in Ephesians is echoed in the military references in the scenes above, which include the Centurion before Christ, and Longinus at the Crucifixion. The choice of text might also suggest that Paul is preaching in the scene in the right-hand light, or alternatively, following the military theme in the other scenes, that it is Peter preaching before Cornelius.

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


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 94.

D. R. Thomas, The History of the Diocese of St Asaph (Oswestry: Caxton Press, 1908-1913), vol. II, p. 351.


Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 258.


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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 25 April 2024)

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  Scenes from the New Testament

Photo © Martin Crampin

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