Walk Round Tour
Throughout the church, the windows are by the London firm Clayton and Hall. They
constitute a fortunate survival, considering they might have been vandalised individually
or as a whole, especially during the church's total closure from 1940 to 1944.
The worshipper is surrounded by vigorous, homogeneous and competent imagery in glass,
the lancets above the high altar are specially rich.
(Only 4 of the more than 20 windows are shown here.)
LEFT WINDOW ABOVE THE HIGH ALTAR
Holy Roman Emperor
The women at the tomb
UNA AUTEM SABBAT VALDE DILUCULO
VENERUNT AD MONUMENTUM
Christ and the children
SINITE PARVULOS VENIRE AD ME
TALUM ENIM EST REGNUM DEI
The Raising of the young man
ET ACCESSIT ET TETIGIT LOCULUM
ET AIT ADOLESCENS TIBI DICO SURGE
EDWARD THE CONFESSOR
TO THE HONOUR AND GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE
HON. HENRY WALPOLE DIED NOV 6 1876.
MIDDLE WINDOW ABOVE HIGH ALTAR.
"feed my lambs/ sheep"
PASCE AGNOS MEOS PASCE OVES MEAS
St. AUGUSTINE Of Hippo
Mary Magdalene and the risen Jesus
NOLI ME TANGERE NONDUM ENIM
ASCENDI AD PATREM MEUM
St. CATHERINE of Alexandria
St. MARGARET of Antioch
The revelation of St. John the Divine
ET VIVUS ET FUI MORTUUS ET ECCE
SUM VIVENS IN SECULA SECULORUM
(This window is also in memory of the hon. Henry Walpole)
RIGHT WINDOW ABOVE HIGH ALTAR
St. JOHN The evangelist
St. Paul announcing to the men of Athens
The good news that the "Unknown God" has come.
QUOD ERGO IGNORANTES COLITIS HOC EGO
St. AUGUSTINE of Canterbury
ASCENDO AD PATREM MEUM ET PATRUM VESTRUM
DEUM MEUM ET DEUM VESTRUM
The Last Supper
ACCEPIT PANEM ET BENEDIXIT AC FREGIT
ET PORRIGEBAT ILLIS
The Venerable BEDE
(This window is in memory of the revd. Francis Woodward)
The other windows may be identified in sequence, starting, once again near the pulpit.
Most have a dedication at the foot, either in the border of the glass or on a wall
St. STEPHEN - The plaque commemorates James Shepherd
Shepherd gave Rome its first street lighting by gas, in Via del Corso, in 1854.
St. JOHN CHRYSTOSTOM - "Of the Golden Mouth". He is shown in Greek Orthodox
vestments, uttering (in Latin) part of the collect attributed to him and appointed
for use after the end of the Office of Morning and Evening Prayer: "……
when two or three are gathered together in thy name thou wilt grant their requests.……"
He is holding a domed beehive symbolising his honeyed words. The window commemorates
a worshipper of Greek origin.
St. GEORGE, in memory of Capt. Lockwood who fell at the Charge of the Light Brigade
in 1854 at Balaclava.
St. COLUMBA, the early missionary to Scotland, in memory of Mrs. Garden, born as
long ago as 1790.
ST. JOHN, the window in the west wall of the aisle. He is shown in such scenes as
the New Testament has left us of his life.
The coloured central light depicts the ascension of our Lord, with a text, "
I go to prepare a place for you". This panel was erected in memory of the Revd.
Frank Oxenham, Chaplain, after his death in 1908, so it is considerably later than
all the others.
St. PAUL and St. PETER(in the west wall) are shown in each case with scenes from
their life and their martyrdom in Rome. That of St. Peter, though undesignated,
is known to have been given in memory of an Australian worshipper, Henry Rowe of
Naringale, Victoria, Who died in Rome.
St. THOMAS of Canterbury.
St. ANSELM, Who was born in northern Italy, at
Aosta, in c. 1033, later to become Archbishop of Canterbury. Notice the
large hare beside him.
The venerable BEDE
St. AUGUSTINE of Hippo (N. Africa)
St. Alban, Roman soldier, held to have been the first Christian Martyr in England.
St. HELENA, holding a cross to symbolise her findings of what were believed to be
the remains of the true cross of Jerusalem.
In the Chapel:
the tall window over the altar depicts in pairs (from the top)
The ARCHANGELS GABRIEL and MICHAEL
RAPHAEL and URIEL
ZADKIEL and CHAMAEL
The first three are named in the Bible, the other three are not.