Saturday, 30 April 2011

Stained Glass at St Alkelda's, Giggleswick

Stained Glass at St Alkelda's church
North Yorkshire

Above. Three light window showing the baby Jesus being presented with doves.

The window is dedicated to Ann Waring(?) and was erected by Mary and Ellen in 1891.

Above. Another three light window, this time showing Jesus in a number of guises.

The left window shows Jesus the Shepherd. The middle window shows Jesus the preacher\teacher. The right hand window shows his followers looking for him after he has been taken down from the crucifix.

Above. Window with the quote "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not"

This beautiful window has the following memorial at its base. "To the glory of the ever blessed trinity and in loving memory of John who died April 9th 1893 and of Sarah who died April 20th 1878 eldest son and youngest daughter of the late Christopher John and Frances Anne Geldard of Cappleside." In tiny writing to the right of the dedication, the following can just be made out "An offering from their Aunt Sarah Openshaw."

Above. Five light window showing Rest (far left) St Alkeld, Jesus, St James and Peace (far right)

There are two distinct family coat of arms in the windows beneath the angels Rest and Peace...though as yet, I've not been able to identify them.

Above. Three light window, most likely entitled I am the light of the world.

Above. The Altar window.

Unfortunately, this is slightly over exposed, and also the bottom of the window is obscured by the beautiful altar screen, so I'm unable to see who was responsible for this window, or to whom it was dedicated.

Above. Another very colourful three light window.

Above. Three light window with the quote "To do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy god."

Above. Three light window with the quote "Look unto me and ye be saved."

This window is dedicated to the loving memory of Anne Hatten (?) died 5th of May 1900, and dedicated by her husband and son.

As more information is found about these windows, it will be posted here.

There are brief details and a little history relating to the church here.

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