Stained Glass Windows

Whilst facing the main door to the church look up and you will see the largest window called the ascension window, then if you turn to your right and follow the windows round the church you will see all the windows as they appear in this list.

01 Ascension Window above West Door

The west window, which, with its light-coloured, 20th century glass, depicts the Ascension.  The window was dedicated on Ascension day, 26th May 1938, and is a memorial to John Downing Wragg and Maria, his wife, who died in 1919 and 1916 respectively.

 

 

02 To the right of the West DoorThis window can be found to the right of the main door

 

 

 

03 In memory of Norman John WraggThis window is the third window from the back on the north side of the church. It is dedicated to the memory of Norman Wragg using the words “To the glory of God and in honoured memory of Norman John Wragg B.A. (CANTAB) youngest son of John Downing Wragg, Lieut 3rd battalion South Staffordshire Regt. who died at Rouen hospital on July 18th 1916 from wounds received in the Battle of the Somme.” The window directly opposite on the south wall is dedicated to his brother.

04 In memory of Alderman Walter Jones

The next lancet window on the north side of the church next to the pulpit, was installed in memory of Alderman Jones, MUS.BAC.,JP and Jennie his wife.  Walter Jones was a musician and music teacher and the proprietor of a music shop, (in High Street, Swadlincote) which served a much wider public than just the population of Swadlincote.

 

05 South Transept Main window (Resurrection window)

This window is to found in the south transept and is the main east facing window. It depicts the resurrection.

 

 

 

06 South Transept above Piano In memory of Annie Hamilton and Charlotte HallThis window is on the south wall of the south transept and is dedicated using the words “In memory of Annie Frances Mary Hamilton 25th August 1925 and Charlotte Gertrude Jane Hall 1st December 1927”

 

 

08 In memory of Christopher Hall MDThis window is on the south wall in the main body of the church near to the lectern, it is dedicated to Christopher Hall using the words “In loving memory of the late Christopher Hall MD of Linden House Swadlincote who was for many years churchwarden of this parish and who died December 6th 1873 aged 55 years. Also of Charlotte his wife died June 1st 1913 aged 80.”

 

09 In memeory of Fredrick William WraggThis window is on the south wall of the main  body of the church to the right of the window above. It is dedicated with the words “To the glory of God and in honoured memory of Fredrick William Wragg, third son of John Downing Wragg, Major 5th battalion Sherwood Foresters who was killed in action on July 1st 1916 near Commecourt whilst gallantly leading his men though wounded” The window directly opposite on the north wall is dedicated to his brother.

 

10 Behind Book of Remembrance

The last of our stained glass windows is situated behind the font. It depicts the journey to Emmaus, with its words, “Abide with us, for it is towards evening”

 

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