Left: Whole window. Right: Closer view of the main figures.

Consider the Lilies, Church of St Margaret, Bodelwyddan, Clwyd, N. Wales, by Ward and Hughes, designed by George Measures Parlby (see "Consider the Lilies"). 1885. This beautiful three-light window is in the centre of the north wall of the chancel, and shows little groups of believers of all ages surrounding the taller figure of Jesus, with angels and lilies in the tracery lights above, and more lilies at the top of the main lights. The inscription at the bottom is hidden here, but the Stained Glass in Wales site tells us that it reads, "Consider the lilies of the field how they grow. They toil not neither do they spin," and that the window is dedicated "To the glory of God and in memory of Harriet by her sister Emma 1885."

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"Consider the Lilies." Stained Glass in Wales / Gwydr Lliw yng Nghymru. Web. 25 March 2020.

Created 25 March 2020