Left: Whole window. Right: Closer view of the top of the panels.

Scenes from the Book of Revelation in St Peter's, Hinton Road, Bournemouth. Designed by Clayton and Bell. This four-light window is in the north of the north-west transept, and is in memory of the Anglo-Catholic vicar, the Reverend Alexander Morden Bennett (1808-1880), who had the church greatly extended, and died just before the work was finished: "it was not till after his death that the last touch was put by the completion of the spire" (Street 260).

The window illustrates various chapters of Revelation, including (from left to right above) the final one, "Let him that is athirst, come..." (Rev. 22, 16-20); "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power..." (Rev. 5, 12-14); "And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow..." Rev. 6, 1-8); "Hurt not the earth, neither the sea nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads... (Rev. 7, 3-12). The Rev. Bennett was, we are told, a man of "remarkable energy" (Mate 242), and this large and dramatic window is a fine tribute to him.

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