Tuesday 26 August 2014

Elsecar, Holy Trinity Church, WW1 windows

Composite photo of the four window panels in Holy Trinity Church, Elsecar (photos by PD)


War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographed by Peter Davies

Information from the Heritage Inspired website:
"The four stained glass windows were installed in 1920 to commemorate the parishioners killed during the First World War. They are by Morris & Co of London which was founded by the pre-Raphaelite artist and designer William Morris.
The windows are very striking and portray several Bible scenes. Starting from the left, the first shows a saint in white armour and a scene depicting David slaying Goliath. The next shows Christ in crimson robes and underneath, a panel showing the raising of Lazurus. The third pictures St Sebastian pierced with arrows and St George slaying a dragon. The last depicts St Michael trampling on Satan under his feet and a panel showing the raising of dead warriors."

In Most Grateful Memory of the / Parishioners of Elsecar who gave / their lives in the Great War 1914-1918 / Faithful Unto Death

There are no names listed on these windows, however there is a plaque commemorating the WW1 Fallen of Elsecar elsewhere in the church.


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