Left: Whole window, with Christ in Majesty presiding over various Biblical scenes. Right: Closer view of the central light and the one immediately to the left of it.

Christ in Majesty in the five-light East Window of St Mark's Church, Hamilton Terrace, London NW8, by Clayton & Bell. The church, designed by Thomas Cundy I and his successors, as well as others, was built in 1846-47, but the chancel dates from 1877-78 (Cherry and Pevsner 602), and the stained glass in this window from 1879.

A view of the upper row of supporting figures.

The main theme here is the glory of the enthroned Christ and the adoration of the heavenly hosts, with St George standing centrally too, holding his sword and a shield with a red cross on a white background. St Peter with his key can be seen on the left, above Mary, who is seated, with head bowed, in a blue robe decorated with a gold pattern and trimming. On the far right, one worshipper in a green robe holds the Agnus Dei, the symbol of the Lamb of God, and gazes upward reverentially. Robert Eberhard identifies the Biblical scenes as follows: "Christ with children; 3 Maries at the tomb (2-4); Jesus & the elders."

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Cherry, Bridget, and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 3: North West. Buildings of England series. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002.

Eberhard, Robert. St Mark, Hamilton Terrace. Church Stained Glass Records. 4 February 2023.

Created 4 February 2023