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Window: 07, Nave N (W), All Saints, Chalfont St Peter

Important Church Note:
Also known as Gerrards Cross
Location in Church:
Nave N (W)
4 lights
Size (width x height):
7' 1" x 9' 6" or 2.16m x 2.90m
St Joseph, Mary & Christ, St Anne teaching St Mary, St Elizabeth
Subject(s) - Notes:
The main theme of the window is the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Date Faculty Granted:
24 August 1931
Date Made:
Craftsman - Notes:
This is one of 4 windows in the church by Henry Milner. The faculty was granted so the set of 3 windows could be completed, despite comments about the artist's previous skill in drawing feet and modelling drapery.
Sources for Dates & Craftsmen:
Faculty in Oxford Diocesan Archive
Dedicated to:
Hannah Mary Welford More...
Notes on Window:
All 3 windows on the North wall are by the same maker, and have similar designs.


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Window in Situ
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Diagram of people portrayed in Windows 07 & 08 & 09.
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Overall View of Glass
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Tracery with 3 cherubs.
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Figures in top of the 2 centre lights, overlooked by another 2 cherubs.
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On the left is the Virgin Mary with Jesus as a young boy. On the right is St Anne, with her daughter, the Virgin Mary. Mary holds a white lily in both scenes, and has very long golden hair.
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A symobolic M stands for Mary, and SA for St Anne.
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At the base of the 2 centre lights, on the left is the Sacred Monogram (below the young Jesus), and another symbol for the BVM (below the young Mary). The backgrounds of all 4 lights have diamond shaped quarries decorated with acanthus leaves.
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Base of LH light: St Joseph, carpenter and foster father to Jesus.
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Base of RH light: St Elizabeth, mother of St John the Baptist.
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At the top of the outside 2 lights (above Saints Joseph and Elizabeth) are the symmetrical figures of 2 censing angels.
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Inscription across base of window, to Hannah Mary Welford, 1849-1931.

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