East window detail with St Mary Magdalene and Jesus

Chancel Stained Glass

East Window

There is a great deal of beautiful Butterfield stained glass in the church chancel. The East window has a Nativity scene with angels holding banners that say "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, goodwill toward men." Seated above the Nativity scene is a portrayal of Christ the King at the top of the window with the symbols of Alpha and Omega - the 'first and the last' whilst beneath the Nativity scene are portrayals from the life of St Mary Magdalene.

North and South Windows

The prophets depicted in the North stained-glass windows are Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel, below are inscriptions dedicating the Isaiah and Jeremiah windows to Mr Philip Meller Twells who dies 1863 and his wife Mary who died 1877; the Ezekiel and Daniel windows to the Revd John Twells MA who died 1875.

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (The four Evangelists) in the South stained-glass windows also have inscriptions below. Mark and Matthew are dedicated to the memory of Joseph Line whilst John and Luke are dedicated to the memory of John(?) Twells.
Photos © John Salmon