Sanctuary - overview
The Sanctuary windows, consisting of 2 panels in each, were installed as part of the Chancel enlargement in 1883.
The left hand pair are dedicated to George Peter Bacon (1806-1878), and represent:
St Peter holding the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew Ch16 v13-19)
St John the Baptist : ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand’ (Matthew Ch3 v1-3)
The centre pair are dedicated to Charles Moore Luckraft, Lt., HMS ‘Cormorant’ (1850-1882), and represent:
Jesus walking on the water: ‘It is I, be not afraid’ (Matthew Ch14 v25-32)
Jesus the Good Shepherd: ‘I am the good shepherd’ ( John Ch10 v11)
The right hand pair are dedicated to George Mackenzie Bacon M.D. (1835-1883) and Walter Charles Bacon (1836-1883), and represent:
St Luke : ‘To live is Christ’ (Philippians Ch1 v21-24)
St Paul : ‘ To die is gain’ (Philippians Ch1 v21-24)
The designs appear to have been adapted to suit the setting from cartoons by the artist, Henry Holiday (1839-1927) best known for his painting ‘Dante and Beatrice’ (1883) in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. The golden-haired angels are a ‘trademark’ of his work.
The decorative surround and angels were made by draughtsmen at James Powell & Sons, Whitefriars Glassworks, London.
The windows were made by James Powell & Sons.