Saturday, 14 December 2013

Kirkby Thore, the stained glass of St Michael

Stained glass of St Michael
Kirkby Thore

Above. Very simple two light stained glass window with a tiny rose window above.

Above. Two light window portraying St Cuthbert and St Paul.

The dedication states that the window was placed by friends and parishioners of the Rev. John Reeks(?), Recotor of the parish, who died on the 16th of March, 1893.

Above. Another simple two light stained glass window. The rose window above, seems to contain some pieces of much older glass.

Above. Close up of the rose window and its older stained glass fragments.

Above. Three light window portraying St Michael (left), Jesus and Saint Gabriel (right)

This is the first time I've ever seen the angel Gabriel as a Saint, and he\she is portrayed here with one of the other Archangels, Michael. The window is in memory of James Nicholson who died on the 9th of May, 1827. Also, Margaret, his wife, who died on the 16th September, 1868, and their four sones, John, Thomas, Richard and James who are also buried at the church. The window was gifted to the church by their daughter, Mary Nicholson in 1891.

Above. Close up of the tiny fragments of old glass.

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