Left: Whole window. Right: Closer view of the two panels on the right.

The Te Deum Window of St Peter's, Hinton Road, Bournemouth, was designed by Clayton and Bell. This four-light window, praising God and taking its theme from the Latin hymn of that title, was installed in 1866 (see Eberhard), and mentioned in Charles Henry Mate's history of the town as "a memorial to the author of 'The Christian Year,' St Peter's being the church in which he had worshipped during the last four months of his life" (242). John Keble died on 29 March 1866. Later, the Keble Chapel would be a more substantial memorial to him here.

A galaxy of Biblical figures can be picked out here. Looking at the two panels on the right: the top two include Daniel with a lion and St Catherine with her wheel; the middle two include Moses holding the Ten Commandments=, King David with his harp, and Elijah with the raven, and, in the far right of these two groups, St George with his shield, with St Agnes holding a lamb in the group below. No doubt they can all be named by their various attributes. The swirling texts give a fine impression of enthusiastic praise from this gathering of colourful personages.

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Eberhard, Robert. "Stained Glass Windows at St Peter, Bournemouth" (recorded by Brian Woodruffe). Church Stained Glass Windows. Web. 30 April 2020.

Mate, Charles Henry. Bournemouth: 1810-1910. The History of a Modern Health and Pleasure Resort. Bournemouth: Messrs W. Mate & Sons, 1910. Internet Archive. Contributed by Cornell University Library. Web. 3 May 2020.

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