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 E w; The Passion with events from Passion week below

E

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s.II

6

1. Descent from Cross; 2. The Entombment; 3. Descent into Hell

 

1 & 2. Flight into Egypt; 3. Assumption; 4 & 5 Christ with the Doctors in the Temple

n.II

4

 

 

 

s.III

7

 1. The Transfiguration; 2. Christ appears to his mother; 3. Holy women at the tomb

1. Annunciation; 2. Nativity; 3. Adoration of the Magi; Presentation

n.III

3

North

aisle

 

 

 

South

aisle

s.IV

8

1. Emmaus; 2. Doubting Thomas

1. Joachim; 2. The Birth, 3 Presentation, 4 and Marriage of the Virgin

n.IV

2

Tower

s.V

9

1. Draught of fish; 2. Ascension; 3. Pentecost 

1. Adam & Eve; 2.Moses; 3. Gideon 4. Queen Sheba

n.V

1

s.VI

10

Peter, Andrew, James, John

Jeremiah, David, Isaiah, Zechariah

n.VI

20

N.II - 28
Nero

Clere-

story

S.II - 21
saints

s.VII

11

Thomas, James, Philip, Bartholomew

Hosea, Amos, Zaphaniah, Joel

n.VII

19

N.III - 27
Herod Ag

S.III - 22
saints

Door

Micah, Malachi, Daniel, Obadiah

n.VIII

18

N.IV - 26
Herod et al

S.IV - 23
kings

s.VIII

12

Matthew, Simon, Jude, Matthias

 The Four Evangelists

n.IX

17

N.V - 25
3 figures

S.V - 24
churchmen

s.IX

13

Jerome, Gregory, Ambrose, Augustine 

The Judgement Hall of Solomon

n.X

16

 

W

15

 

s.X

14

The Judgement Hall of David; Veronica's hankerchief (very Fragmentary)

 

 

 

 

 Last Judgement

 

 

 

 

Fairford

St Mary's church



Remarkable glass from the early sixteenth century, possibly under the direction of Barnard Flower.


The sequence of windows starts in the north aisle at n.V with The Creation. Then follows the story of Mary and the Childhood of Christ. The Passion events are portrayed in the east window with the Resurrection events in the south choir. The twelve Apostles fill the nave south aisle, followed by the Four Doctors of the Church. The three western windows feature the theme of Judgement with the famous Last Judgement dominating.

On the south side of the clerestory are Martyrs and Confessors of the Church, while the Enemies of the Church are to be found with a famous series of devils above them.