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The Good Samaritan

  The Good Samaritan

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Three-light window depicting the parable. The Samaritan tends to the wounded man in the central light, with the two passers by depicted in the left-hand light. The scene in the right-hand light shows the Samaritan leaving money with a woman to take care of the man, who lies in a bed behind, being tended by another woman. Angels with texts above and a flaming heart in the tracery lights.

size: 55 cm (width of each light) [approx]
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe & Co Ltd

Christ Church, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
south wall of the south aisle (window number: sVI)

The Kempe and Tower mark is in the lower left-hand light.

The window is narrated in the texts at the foot of each light: 'Here the priest and the Levite refuse compassion to the man who had fallen among thieves'; 'Here the good Samaritan binds up his wounds'; 'And gives money that he may be taken care of in an Inn.'

The angels above hold the words 'If we love one another, God dwelleth in us' (1 John 4:12).

A plaque dates the window to 1917, and records that the window was given in memory of Charles William Jones. The area designed as the south aisle is now partitioned for use as a hall.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 21-09-2018


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Philip Collins, The Corpus of Kempe Stained Glass in the UK and Ireland (Kempe Trust, 2000), p. 324.

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 133.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2018. (accessed 25 April 2024)

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  The Good Samaritan

Photo © Martin Crampin

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