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St Luke and St John

  St Luke and St John

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One of a pair of two-light windows facing each other on the north and south walls of the sanctuary, showing the standing figures of the Evangelists in each light. Their symbols are included in the tracery.

firm/studio: Jones & Willis Ltd

Church of St David, Capel Dewi, Ceredigion

Given in memory of A. S. (died 1857).

The glass is the work of Jones & Willis of Birmingham. Their catalogues list all furnishing and fittings needed for a church, and here they provided the font, pulpit and lectern as well as the chancel windows in 1886. A 'mail-order', 'off-the-peg' approach, the mass-production which so offended William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement artists and designers. Here at Capel Dewi the fact that the emblems of the four evangelists don't match with the figures themselves is perhaps indicative of a kind of 'flat-pack' approach, the assembly of the glass being left to local glaziers.

Record added by Martin Crampin, Additional contribution by John Morgan-Guy. Last updated on 18-10-2012


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Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 443.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2012. (with a contribution by John Morgan-Guy) (accessed 25 October 2021)

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  St Luke and St John

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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