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Window: 05, Nave S (W), All Saints, Chalfont St Peter

Important Church Note:
Also known as Gerrards Cross
Location in Church:
Nave S (W)
Type:
3 lights
Size (width x height):
4' 9" x 10' 6" or 1.44m x 3.20m
Subject(s):
St Frideswide, St John, St Zita
Date Faculty Granted:
5 April 1976
Date Made:
1976
Craftsman:
Sources for Dates & Craftsmen:
Makers Mark
Dedicated to:
Kitty Hall
Donated by:
Kitty Hall legacy
Makers Mark on Window:
Notes on Window:
This window was cut out of the blanked up western arch in 1976, when its glass was fitted.

 


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Window in Situ
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Overall View of Glass
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Comparison of M F Bell's 1975 drawing and 1976 window. There are a few subtle differences between them.
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Tracery lights showing Chalice with snake, and a lozenge with 7 stars. These are symbols of John the Evangelist. Below are the heads of the 3 main lights.
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The complete 3 main lights, showing St Frideswide, St John the Evangelist, and St Zita.
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On the left, above St Frideside, are the Arms of Missenden Abbey. In the centre are the arms of St John's College Oxford, patrons of the parish since 1661. On the right are the arms of the Hibbert Family of Chalfont Park who were benefactors of the parish.
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Three Saints standing on plinths which bear theirnames of St Frideswide, St John the Evangelist, St Zita.
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St Frideswide holds her staff as Abbess who became the Patron Saint of Oxford University. - St John the Evangelist holds a quill and a scroll showing the first line of his Gospel. - St Zita, the Patron Saint of Domestic Servants, holds her symbol of a basket.
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Base of window, with the names of the three Saints above.
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Base of Centre light: An eagle, the main symbol of St John the Evangelist.
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Base of LH light: Inscription to Kitty Hall, remembered by this window.
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Base of RH light: Makers Mark of Michael Farrar Bell, and the date of 1976.
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