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Gadewch i Blant Bychain Ddyfod ataf Fi, ac na Waherddwch Iddynt; (Let the Little Chldren Come to Me, and Forbid Them Not)

 Gadewch i Blant Bychain Ddyfod ataf Fi, ac na Waherddwch Iddynt;   (Let the Little Chldren Come to Me, and Forbid Them Not)

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1979

Two-light window. A cross with the text from Matthew 19:14 in Welsh across the design, with a circle in rainbow colours around the centre of the cross. Faces of many children of a variety of ethnicities below.


artist: John Petts

Church of St John, Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire
north wall of the nave (window number: nVI)

Signed 'John Petts 1979'.

Given in memory of Myfanwy, Olwen and Muriel Rees. These three sisters cared for children in schools and Sunday schools.


The window provides an unusual and original interpretation of the popular theme for ecclesiastical memorial windows. Each of the children portrayed are actual portraits, including the artist's own children and grandchildren, with many based on his sketches made in the vicinity of Cardiff docks.



 
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References

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 287.

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), pp. 368-9.

Alison Smith, 'John Petts: Designer-Craftsman 1914-1991' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xix, no. 2 (1991–3), p. 226.


 

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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/5044 (accessed 23 January 2021)


 

 Gadewch i Blant Bychain Ddyfod ataf Fi, ac na Waherddwch Iddynt;   (Let the Little Chldren Come to Me, and Forbid Them Not)

Photo © Martin Crampin



 
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