Stained Glass in Wales | Gwydr Lliw yng Nghymru

The Good Shepherd

  The Good Shepherd

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

larger image

about 1910

Three-light window. A shepherd carries a lamb on his shoulders, with sheep grazing and angels holding texts at either side.

size: 44 cm (width of each light)
artist: Henry Holiday

Church of St Matthew, Buckley, Flintshire
west wall of the north aisle

Text: 'He shall feed his flocks. He shall gather the lambs with his arm.' (Isaiah 40:11).

Dedication: 'Given by his wife and daughter in blessed memory of Harry Drew Shepherd of Souls: Laus Deo'. Harry Drew (died 1910), the son-in-law of William Gladstone, was vicar of Buckley, and oversaw the rebuilding of the church between 1897 and 1905.

The image of the shepherd here follows closely upon the verse from Isaiah carried by the child angel.

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


For other views of this work click on the image(s) below:

The Good ShepherdChild Angel: The Good Shepherd

This work is indexed under the following main subject(s):
for other works containing these subjects please click on the links.

Show more subjects

Click here for other works at this site
Click here for other works connected to Henry Holiday

Further reading

J. Clifford Jones, Buckley Parish Church 1822-1972 (Buckley: Buckley St Matthew's Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council, 1974), p. 43.

Martin O'Kane, 'Biblical Art from Wales: From Text to Image' in Biblical Art from Wales (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 62-3.


Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 171.

Malcolm Seaborne, Victorian and Later Stained Glass Windows in Flintshire Churches (Mold: 1996), p. 11.


Click to show suggested citation for this record
Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2011. (record added by Charlene Crampin, with a contribution by John Morgan-Guy) (accessed 20 September 2020)

View this object on the Imaging the Bible in Wales database


  The Good Shepherd

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

National Library of Wales - project partnerUniversity of Wales, Trinity Saint David - project partnerCentre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
Database © 2011-2020 University of Wales. Individual images are credited with individual copyright owners. All material on this website is protected by copyright law and users are reminded to respect the rights of copyright holders represented on the database.

Database and software developed by Technoleg Taliesin Cyf. © 2011-2020