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The Church Windows


The Stained Glass Windows in Christ Church (Images to Follow)

The West wall- from North to South

The Porch The vision of Jacob at Bethel by Lavers, Westlake & Barraud of Bloomsbury, London - 1884. The gift of Mrs. Duncombe Shafto.



The Nave ( the balcony) Two lights crowned by a gable window of triangular form. The Incarnation of Our Lord by Lavers, Westlake & Barraud (L,W&B) 1884



South Light The visit of the wise men, The Annunciation, Moses and the burning bush, Solomon and the Queen of Sheba



North Light The Baptism of Our Lord, Christ presented in the Temple, passage through the Red Sea, Presentation of Samuel to Eli



Top Light The infant Christ and the Virgin Mary



The Office John the Baptist pointing out Our Lord on His return from the wilderness (L,W&B) 1890 The gift of former incumbent Revd. G K Turner.


The Nave

The North Aisle (from West to East) Moses receiving the Commandments (L,W&B) 1892. The gift of Mrs. Watson.



Solomon at the Dedication of the Temple (L,W&B) 1892. The gift of Mrs. Watson.



The Baptism of Our Lord (L,W&B) 1902. Memorial to Mr. Morris



The Nativity, Baptism, Burial and Resurrection of Our Lord by Clayton & Bell 1862



Christ Blessing the Little Children by Heaton & Butler 1862. Gift of the teachers and pupils of St. Giles' Sunday School.


Meeting room and South Aisle (from West to East)



Nathaniel brought by Philip to Jesus (L,W&B) 1890. Memorial to Mr. Bracher, the jeweller, by public subscription.



The Miraculous Draught of Fishes (L,W&B) 1890. Memorial to Mr. Bracher, the jeweller, by public subscription.



Our Lord healing the sick at eventide (L,W&B) 1890 The gift of Revd. S Harvey Gem, in memory of his wife and children.



Our Lord receiving and Blessing Little Children (L,W&B) 1890 The gift of Revd. S Harvey Gem, in memory of his wife and children.



The Healing of Jairus' daughter (L,W&B) 1890 The gift of Revd. S Harvey Gem, in memory of his wife and children.



Closing scenes of Our Lord's Ministry (L,W&B) 1890 The gift of Revd. S Harvey Gem, in memory of his wife and children.


The Clerestory Windows - North Side



The windows on the North side represent Old Testament figures. They are the work of Messrs Hardman of Birmingham. Five of them were added in 1880 at a cost of 8 10s 0d each, being paid for by subscription. The remainder were added in 1882 - a gift from the incumbent.

From West to East the figures represented are :

  • Noah, with his Ark
  • Abraham, holding a knife, an altar at his side
  • Melchizidec, clad in priest's robes
  • Moses, with the tablets of commandments
  • Gideon, bearing a sword
  • David, carrying a harp
  • Jonah, with a whale at his side
  • Jeremiah, holding a pilgrim's staff
  • Ezekiel, in priest's vestments, holding a city ( the heavenly Jerusalem)
  • Daniel, with a sceptre in his hand and a lion at his side

The Clerestory Windows - The South Side


The windows of the South side represent New Testament Saints. They are the work of Messrs. Hardman of Birmingham. They were added in 1866 and four of them were converted to opening lights in 1890. Three of them were the gift of the children of Revd. R Wood, five the gift of the family of Mr R Attenborough and one was the gift of the domestic servants of the Parish.

From West to East the figures represented are :

  • St. Philip, carrying a spear
  • St. Jude, holding a ship
  • St. Matthias, , carrying a halberd
  • St. Simon, holding a book and a long saw
  • St. Bartholomew, with a butcher's flaying knife
  • St. Thomas, , with a carpenter's square and book
  • St. James the Greater, , with pilgrim's staff and a gourd
  • St. James the Less, holding a club ( the Fuller's bat)
  • St. Andrew, , with his Cross and holding the Gospels
  • St. John, with chalice, palm branch and a dragon
  • St. Matthew, with his Gospel and a sword
  • St. Simon Peter, with his keys

The Lady Chapel

The South Wall (from West to East)

  • The Manifestation of Our Lord to St. Thomas (L,W&B) 1889 The gift of Mrs. Birch
  • The Risen Lord at the Sea of Galilee (L,W&B) 1889 Memorial to Mrs. Duncombe Shafto

The East Wall ( from South to North)

  • The Resurrection by Messrs. Hardman of Birmingham 1876 The gift of the Sunday School girls
  • The Transfiguration by Messrs. Hardman of Birmingham 1876 The gift of the Sunday School girls

The Sanctuary

The North Wall

  • The Feeding of the Five Thousand, ( Hardman of Birmingham ) 1866 The gift of Mrs. Wood.

The South Wall

  • The Last Supper, ( Hardman of Birmingham ) 1866 The gift of Revd. R Wood

The East Window


Our Lord Seated in Glory ( Hardman of Birmingham) 1868 Erected by subscription


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