Radcliffe on Trent St Mary
glass in the triplet east window was installed in 1950 and depicts St Augustine,
Christ and St Paul. The pelican (reputed to feed its young with its own
blood) in the central light is an emblem of Christ by ‘whose blood we
are healed’. This window is possibly the work of Christopher Webb.
window in the east wall dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The glass depicts lilies,
representing Mary’s purity, and includes the following inscription:
AVE MARIA BEATA MARIA GRATIA PLENA
The window was installed in 1950, and is possibly the work of Christopher
windows in the south wall dedicated in 1962 to 30 Air Materiel (sic) Base
of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Langar, whose personnel were stationed in
Radcliffe in the 1950s until 1963.
Triplet windows with roundels and pale multi-coloured glass mainly in chequerboard
design (four on south side and three on north, all of the same design).
glass window by H. Hughes, London, dedicated to Frances Emily Burnside (d.
27 December 1875). It bears the following inscription:
To the Glory of God & in holy memory of his servant
Frances Emily Burnside who died Dec. XXVII. MDCCCLXXV.
window to the memory of (Harriet Ann) Annie Hayter, presented by her husband.
The window depicts supplicants with Jesus, and bears the following legend
round its arches:
Come unto me all ye that labour and are
heavy laden and I will give you rest.
Beneath is the wording:
To the Glory of God and
in Sacred memory of
my wife Annie who died
May 8th 1893.
by Wm. Hayter.
Signed J & W Guthrie, London & Glasgow.
the main door, the west window commemorates Robert Burgess (vicar 1845-1873)
responsible for the rebuilding of the chancel. The inscription at the bottom
of the window reads:
|TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND MEMORY OF ROBERT BURGESS
27 YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH DIED DECEMBER 1873.
A second inscription indicates the theme of the stained glass:
|SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME FOR OF
SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
The window was installed c1879 when the main part of the church
Former Baptistry, now Tower Room
window filled with Christian symbols. It has six round lights surrounding a
central light and two lower lancets. It is a memorial to Reuben Parkes (1886-1961).
window designed by Evans of West Bromwich, unveiled on 22 April 1900. It
was provided by those who were baptised by the Rev John Cullen (vicar 1874-1914)
and is divided into three sections:
of the upper rose is made up of eight cherub heads symbolising children
who had died since baptism
in the left
light St John baptises the Saviour
n the right
the spiritual significance of the act is depicted by the Holy Spirit descending
The inscription on the lower part of the window reads:
To the Glory of God and in Commemoration
of the 25 Anniversary of the ministry of
John Cullen a.d. 1874 a.d. 1899
erected by children whom he baptised
On the marble sill below is a quotation from St Matthew’s Gospel:
This is my beloved son
in whom I am well pleased.
S. MATT. III. 17
|The Baptistry window
hand light of
hand light of
Small quatrefoil window on south side with tinted glass, similar
to clerestory. (A matching window on the north side can be seen externally.)
window designed by Michael Stokes to commemorate the Millennium, with symbols
of alpha and omega and wreaths of flowers and doves at upper level. The inscription
runs across the two lights:
|TO COMMEMORATE THE
yesterday and today
|| SECOND MILLENNIUM
is the same
and for ever
(A brass plaque below and book of donors on sill. See monuments.)
In loving memory of Dorothy Annie Pike
1901 - 1981 of this Parish
Under a dove and shell is the following inscription:
We are members of Christ
Under a cross on a banner and hand holding an upright sword, also with
a green branded twig with a bandage:
Fight under Christ’s Banner
window to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 1977, provided
by the Radcliffe branch of the Royal British Legion.
(Plaque under window. See monuments.)
window with inscription:
In Loving Memory of Henry Pike (1859-1934) and his wife
Sophie (1856-1935) of this parish.
(Adjacent to memorial to their son Charles Pike.)
A faculty for the window was granted in 1978. One light depicts a chalice,
paten and ears of corn and bears the following inscription:
I am the Bread of Life
In the second light is the Lamb of God with the inscription:
Behold the Lamb of God
Other glass in the church is clear.