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Window: 08, Nave N (C), All Saints, Chalfont St Peter

Important Church Note:
Also known as Gerrards Cross
Location in Church:
Nave N (C)
Type:
4 lights
Size (width x height):
7' 1" x 9' 6" or 2.16m x 2.90m
Subject(s):
Melchizedek & St Peter, Simeon, Virgin & Child, Ezekiel & St Paul.
Subject(s) - Notes:
The main theme of the window is The Presentation in the Temple.
Date Faculty Granted:
9 August 1926
Date Made:
1926
Craftsman:
Craftsman - Notes:
This is one of 4 windows in this church by Henry Victor Milner.
Sources for Dates & Craftsmen:
Faculty in Oxford Diocesan Archive
Dedicated to:
Robert Strickland More...
Donated by:
The Strickland family
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 depicted in Windows 07 & 08 & 09.
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Overall View of Glass
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Tracery with 3 angels holding scrolls with a quotation from Luke 2:29, the Song of Simeon (or Nunc dimittis).
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Centre 2 lights: Presentation in the Temple, Mary presents the baby Jesus to Simeon in the Temple in Jerusalem. This Simeon can be known as Holy Simeon, or Simeon the God-Receiver.
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Centre 2 lights: The Quotation below the Presentation is from Luke 2:26.
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Centre 2 lights: The Quotation above the Presentation scene is from Malachi 3:1.
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Centre 2 lights: At the base are 2 angels each holding a shield, bearing the Latin and Greek symbols (IHS & XPC) for Jesus.
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LH light top: Melchizedek (abbreviated to Melchizk). He was a Hebrew priest and King of Salem, his quoutation is from Genesis 14:18. This scene is narrower than all the others as it is an opening window.
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LH light base: St Peter, holding his keys, as usual.
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RH light top: Ezekiel, a Hebrew prophet who carries an inscription form his own writings, Ezekiel 6:10.
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RH light base: St Paul, holding the highly decorated "Sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Ephesians 6:17).
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RH light base: Detail of St Paul's feet, presumably the evidence for criticism of the artist mentioned for window 07.
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Inscription across base of window, to Robert Strickland, 1848-1925.
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