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St Michael

  St Michael

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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about 1887

Single-light window. Angelic figure in classical armour.

size: 60 cm (width) [approx]
firm/studio: Shrigley & Hunt
designer: Carl Almquist

Church of St Bledrws, Betws Bledrws, Ceredigion
west end of the nave

Memorial to Herbert Inglis-Jones, 1886-87, by his mother, Lady Elizabeth. The glass displaced patterned glass of 1854 by Ward & Hughes, which is now reset in the north wall of the chancel.

The Christian Warrior, seen here as the Archangel Michael. The classical armour recalls Paul's image of the breastplate of righteousness (Eph. 6:14), feet shod for the gospel of peace (v.15); shield of faith (v.16) and helmet of salvation (v.17). The archangel holds the gonfalon of the Resurrection.

The figure is reminiscent of the 'Good Soldier of Christ' in Conway Road Methodist Church, Cardiff - a First World War memorial.

Record added by Martin Crampin, Additional contribution by John Morgan-Guy. Last updated on 20-12-2011


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Further reading

William Waters, Stained Glass from Shrigley & Hunt of Lancaster and London (Lancaster: Centre for North-West Regional Studies University of Lancaster, 2003), pp. 32, 85.


Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 169-70.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2011. (with a contribution by John Morgan-Guy) (accessed 22 March 2019)


  St Michael

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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