Sanctuary - overview

Jennifer Billington

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:
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.





This page was added on 03/02/2016.

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