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New Testament Saints

  New Testament Saints

Photo © Martin Crampin

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Three-light window with St Peter, St Paul, St John, St Barnabas, St Lydia and St Silas. Below the saints there are three scenes from the Acts of the Apostles.

designer: John Winbolt

Priory Church of St Mary, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

This is presently the only window known by the artist in Wales.

Both Lydia and Silas (Silvanus) appear in the Acts of the Apostles. Lydia was a devout woman, and a seller of purple, of Thyatira, converted by St Paul (16:14) whose home became a meeting place for Christians (16:40). Silas was Paul's companion through Asia Minor and Greece, and imprisoned with him at Philippi (Acts 15-18). He appears in 1 & 2 Thessalonians & 1 Peter 5:12 as Silvanus.

Record added by Martin Crampin, Additional contribution by John Morgan-Guy. Last updated on 04-08-2016


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John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire (London/Cardiff: 2000), p. 94.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2016. (with a contribution by John Morgan-Guy) (accessed 19 June 2018)

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  New Testament Saints

Photo © Martin Crampin

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