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I am the True Vine

  I am the True Vine

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Jesus holds an open book with the text: 'I am the true vine', surrounded by Matthew, Thomas, Luke, Mark, James, Matthias, Philip, Bartholomew, Paul, Barnabas, Simon, Jude, Andrew, Peter, James and John.

firm/studio: Clayton & Bell

Church of St Idloes, Llanidloes, Powys
south wall of the nave

The window was placed in memory of Thomas Davies (18 March 1834–2 February 1887), his wife Marianne (9 October 1838–25 August 1925) and their daughter Gertrude (30 June 1876–30 July 1922). It was given by their son Arthur Davies in 1935, although it is dated 1934 in the the list of windows by Clayton & Bell published by the British Society of Master Glass Painters in 1952.

The arrangement of the disciples around the figure of Christ is reminiscent of the tree of Jesse.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 11-09-2020


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Further reading

Church Guide.


Richard Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: 1979), p. 142.

A Directory of Stained Glass Windows executed within the past twenty years (London: The British Society of Master Glass-Painters, 1952), p. 23.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2020. (accessed 8 December 2021)

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