Stained Glass

Stained glass is an essentially Christian art form. It was, and remains, a means of communicating visually the Bible stories and Christian truth. To the designers and glazier it was a physical manifestation of God as Light and specifically of Jesus being the Light of the World.

St Andrew’s was not constructed to receive stained glass. Windows were inserted later into the structure by various donors over a number of years. As a result there is no overall iconographical programme nor any control over design and colour. Nevertheless, all the windows (some 21 in number) have a scriptural theme. Of particular beauty is the Great War memorial window in the north transept by the Scottish artist Douglas Strachan, dedicated (in 1922) to the fallen in that war; 6 other windows in the church are by the same artist. Other artists include J Dudley Forsyth, William Morris of Westminster and Henry James Salisbury.

These windows are not simply an attractive form of ornamentation. They are vibrant illustrations of the glory of God and the gospel of Christ. You can view the windows and access more detail in the pdf below. 

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