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Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass Windows

The pre-Raphaelite stained glass windows in the church were designed mainly by Edward Burne-Jones, with contributions from Ford Madox Brown and William Morris and constitute one of the best collections of stained glass from the William Morris Company in the North of England.

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The East Window

Stained Glass Window by Edward Burne-Jones

The east window is unique in that while all the designs in the stained glass had been used in other churches, it is the only window in which they are combined. It has three lights with three roundels above, all designed by Edward Burne-Jones. To see more detailed pictures of the east window, click here.

Chancel - the Four Evangelists

Saint Mark by Burne-Jones and Saint Matthew by Ford Madox Brown
Saint Mark and Saint Matthew
Saint Luke by William Morris and Saint John by Ford Madox Brown
Saint Luke and Saint John
The window on the north side of the chancel shows St. Mark and St. Matthew, byEdward Burne-Jones and Ford Madox Brown respectively.

The window on the south side has St. Luke and St. John, by William Morris and Ford Madox Brown.

The background details in these windows are muted - most stained glass windows have landscapes of buildings in the background. The result of this relative simplicity is that the figures are thrown into greater prominence, dominating the picture.

South & North Aisles

Saint Mary by Burne-Jones and Saint Joseph by William Morris
Saint Mary and Saint Joseph
Ruth and Boaz by William Morris
Boaz and Ruth
The window in the south aisle, dedicated to the friendship of John and Emily Miller and Eustace and Mary Smith, shows St. Mary and St. Joseph, by Burne-Jones and William Morris respectively.

Many of the windows in this church were designed by Edward Burne-Jones, but the one of Boaz and Ruth was by William Morris, and was produced by the William Morris Company. It was dedicated to Edward Knollys and is situated in the North Aisle.