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Sanctuary Apse Windows

  Sanctuary Apse Windows

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1947

Set of five round-headed windows in the sanctuary apse depicting the Annunciation, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Ascension and Pentecost.


artist: Francis Spear

Church of the Resurrection, Ely, Cardiff
east wall of the sanctuary (window number: I, sII, sIII, nII, nIII)

Texts at the tops of the windows, from left to right: 'The Lord shall descend like dew upon the fleece' (from the Eastern Orthodox Liturgy for the Annunciation); 'He was oppressed & He was afflicted & the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all' (Isaiah 53:7, 6); 'In the third day he will raise us up & we shall know & follow Him' (Hosea 6:2–3, abridged); 'God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet' (Psalm 47:5); 'Upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit' (Joel 2: 29). Unusually, the artist has abridged and amended the biblical texts, sometimes changing the order of the phrases around. For example, Joel 2:29 reads 'And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.' In each instance, and notably with the scene of the Annunciation, the texts demonstrate a theological sophistication and a creative personal approach.

Given in memory of William Tatem, Lord Glanely, with money provided for in the will of his sister. The Annunciation window bears the dedication 'These Altar Windows were given in memory of Lord Glanely by his Nephew, George C. Gibson.'





 
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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 246.

References

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 288.

A Directory of Stained Glass Windows executed within the past twenty years (London: The British Society of Master Glass-Painters, 1955), p. 78.


 

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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/5114 (accessed 22 April 2021)



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