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Window: 03, Nave S (E), All Saints, Chalfont St Peter

Important Church Note:
Also known as Gerrards Cross
Location in Church:
Nave S (E)
Type:
3 lights
Size (width x height):
4' 9" x 10' 6" or 1.44m x 3.20m
Subject(s):
St Michael, Christ in Glory, St Gabriel
Date Faculty Granted:
15 March 1960
Date Made:
1960
Craftsmen:
Sources for Dates & Craftsmen:
Faculty in Oxford Dioceasan Archive
Makers Mark
Dedicated to:
In memory of Gerald Edward Roberts Smith, Artist, Master Glass Painter and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, who worshipped in this church for many years. More...
Donated by:
His wife Marion, and his friends, the fellow craftsmen, at his studio. More...
Makers Mark on Window:
Notes on Window:
Gerald Smith attended this church, and sought to get extra light into the Nave. A campaign succeeded in 1952 with this window being cut out of the blanked up eastern arch. The blackout on the W window was also removed then. More...

 


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Window in Situ
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Overall View of Glass
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The 3 main lights.
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The 3 figures of St Michael, Christ in Glory, and St Gabriel.
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Closer view of the 3 figures.
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Centre light: Christ in Glory, standing on the heads of 2 cherubs. The Stigmata, or wounds of the Cross, are visible on hands and feet.
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Centre light: Christ wears elaborately decorated alb, stole, dalmatic, and cope.
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Centre light: Christ in Glory, raises his right hand in blessing, and holds an orb, standing on the heads of 2 cherubs.
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LH light: Archangel Michael, dressed in armour, holds a flaming sword in his right hand.
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LH light: Archangel Michael, holds a slender staff bearing a cross at the top. The shaft incorporates scales for weighing souls of the dead. A crucifixion scene is just outweighing a gold dragon.
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LH light: Despite wearing armour, Archangel Michael confidently wears sandals to stand on a ferocious looking dragon, although it is chained to represent the conquest of evil.
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RH light: Archangel Gabriel holds a scroll in his left hand, which says "Ave Gratia Plena" meaning "Greetings most favoured one".
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RH light: Archangel Gabriel holds a sceptre in his right hand topped with a Fleur-de-Lys.
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Base of all 3 lights.
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Base of Centre light: Agnus Dei stands on an open book. A scroll says: "Behold the Lamb of God".
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Base of LH light: Memorial Inscription.
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Base of RH light: Donors Inscription.
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Makers Mark: "Nicholson Studios" is written in a fillet in the bottom right hand corner of the window.
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