Whole Window

East window of St Peter's Church, Hersham, Surrey, by Clayton & Bell. 1887 (see Eberhard). Nearly all the windows in St Peter's, built by the architect J. L. Pearson and completed in this same year (1887), are by this same prestigious London firm. The three lights of the east window show St Peter and St Andrew at the top of the left-hand light, Christ in Majesty at the top of the larger central one, and St James and St John at the top of the right-hand one. St Peter naturally features prominently: in the centre of the left-hand light, Jesus is seen encouraging him to leave the boat and walk on the water. The text here reads, "Come ye after me."


Left to right: close-ups of (a) Top two panels of the left-hand light, showing St Peter with his keys, and St Andrew (his brother) with the transverse cross on which he was crucified, above Peter leaving the boat, at Jesus's bidding. (b) Upper part of central light: Christ in majesty, with his feet on the rainbow, and four angels kneeling in adoration. (c) Top two panels of right-hand light, showing St James and St John, above Jesus directing St Peter to "Feed my lambs. Feed my sheep" (John 21, 15-17).

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Eberhard, Robert."Stained Glass Windows at St Peter, Hersham, Surrey." Church Stained Glass Windows. Web. 8 July 2014.

Last modified 8 July 2014