Scenes from the Virgin Mary's Life, by Charles Eamer Kempe another memorial window in the nave of All Saints, Cambridge, this time given in memory of John Matthew and his wife Mary Ann, 1905. Above are the scenes from one light, showing (left) the young Mary being taught her mother St Anne, and (right) reciting the Magnificat.

The scenes in the other light show (left) John the Evangelist caring for Mary, as Jesus had asked him to do, with Elizabeth and her son, John the Baptist, in the background; and (right) Zacharias's vision in the temple, about the birth of his and Elizabeth's son, the future John the Baptist. As suggested in the church guide, the choice of scenes was probably affected by the Christian names of the couple memorialised.

Photographs kindly contributed by Adrian Powter, who also provided some of the information, and who retains the copyright. Text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]

Related Material


"All Saints Church." Historic England. Web. 4 April 2018.

Tricker, Roy, and others. All Saints Church. London: Churches Conservation Trust, 2004 (kindly supplied by Adrian Powter).

Created 5 April 2018