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WW1 - Methodists's Window*

Finsbury
Wesley's Chapel, City Road, Finsbury

UKNIWM no. 39158

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Description:

SINGLE LIGHT STAINED GLASS WINDOW WITH FIGURES DEPICTED IN IT. DEDICATORY INSCRIPTION AT THE BASE AND QUOTATIONS AT THE TOP OF THE WINDOW

RISEN CHRIST BEARING THE STIGMATA AND WEARING THE CROWN OF THORNS STANDS IN FRONT OF A CROSS AND SHELTERS A YOUNG SOLDIER IN HIS ARMS. THEY ARE ILLUMINATED BY BLUE LIGHT COMING FROM HEAVEN. ABOVE THEM ARE ANGELS WITH TRUMPETS REPRESENTING HEAVENCHRIST WEARS THE SODLIER'S TRENCH COAT AND CARRIES HIS SHOULDER BAG AND BACK PACK. THEY STAND ON A GROUND OF GREEN AND BLUE SCALESWHICH REPRESENT THE WORLD ENCLOSED BY THE SERPENT OF EVIL. BANNER AT THE BASE OF THE WINDOW WITH HERALDIC SHIELDS REPRESENTING, LEFT TO RIGHT, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ?ENGLAND, SOUTH AFRICA AND INDIA. CENTRAL WREATH AT THE BASE WITH ST GEORGE DEPICTED IN THE CENTRE SLAYING THE DRAGON. FIVE ROUNDELS AT THE BASE REPRESENT THE SYMBOLS OF THE FREEMASONS.

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GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ SURELY HE HATH BORNE OUR GRIEFS AND CARRIED OUR SORROWS/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD THIS WINDOW IS PLACED HERE BY METHODIST FREEMASONS AS A MEMORIAL TO ALL METHODISTS/ THROUGHOUT THE EMPIRE WHO AT SEA, ON LAND AND IN THE AIR SURRENDERED THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918