Stained Glass Windows

Sanctuary windows

Sanctuary windows


The five splendid windows in the sanctuary depict the birth and boyhood of Jesus, while the roundels at the bottom of each window show some of the prophets. The windows were installed between 1884 and 1889 and were designed by John Hardman Powell. John Hardman Powell was the nephew of John Hardman, the founder of Hardman & Co., a company famous for medieval style ecclesiastical metalwork. Most of the company’s designs were produced by AWN Pugin and John Hardman Powell was a pupil of AWN Pugin.


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Nativity window

The Nativity

The first window, to the left of the altar shows the Nativity and a quotation at the bottom of the window reads: She brought forth her first born Son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes.

The roundels show Jacob on the left and David on the right.

The window is inscribed: To the Glory of God and in memory of Major James Legh Thursby.








Magi window

Visit of the Magi

The second window, behind the altar, shows the Magi presenting their gifts to Christ and the Holy Family.  The quotation on this window is: They presented unto him gifts of Gold and Frankincense and Myrrh.

 The roundels are hidden by the reredos of the altar but show Nahum on the left and Habakkuk on the right.

The window is inscribed: To the Glory of God and in memory of the Reverend William Thursby.







Simeon and Anna window

With Simeon and Anna in the temple

The third window, to the right of the altar, shows the presentation of the infant Christ in the temple to Simeon and Anna. The quotation is: Lord now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy word.

The roundels depict Micah on the left and Isaiah on the right.

The window is inscribed To the Glory of God and in memory of Harriet Matilda wife of Major James Legh Thursby – Jesu Mercy.








Temple window

The boy Jesus in the temple

The fourth window shows the boy Jesus in the temple, with the quotation: How is it that ye sought me, wist ye not that I must be about my father’s business.

The roundels show Zephaniah on the left and Haggai on the right.

The window is inscribed: To the Glory of God and in memory of Eleanor Mary Thursby.








Boyhood window

Jesus’ boyhood

The fifth window depicts Jesus’ boyhood, with Jesus and Joseph in the carpenter’s shop and Mary working the distaff.  The quotation for this window is: He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was subject unto them.

The roundels show Malachi on the left and John the Baptist on the right.

The window is inscribed: To the Glory of God and in memory of Major James Legh Thursby.







Christ in Majesty window

Christ in Majesty

The beautiful north transept window depicts Christ in Majesty and the quotation reads: These are they who came out of the great tribulation.

The window is sometimes referred to as the “martyrs window”, as many of the figures were Christian martyrs.  At the bottom of the left hand window are St. Catherine, with the wheel; St. Paul with a sword; and St. James the Great, patron saint of Pilgrims.

In the centre panel Christ is shown holding a book with the letters A and O, the Alpha and Omega, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet thus indicating the beginning and the end. At the bottom on the panel, St. Peter is shown holding the keys and St. John holds the chalice.

In the right hand window, John the Baptist holds a banner, St. Stephen holds stones and Mary wears a crown. The figure wearing a bishop’s mitre is thought to be Thomas a’ Becket.

The window is inscribed: In loving memory of John Morgan, Rector of this parish from 1857 – 1885, by his daughters Ann C. Morgan and Helen Alison Johnson 1891.





Vestry window

Vestry window

The south transept window, above the vestry, illustrates the teachings of Jesus with six quotations from Matthew chapter 25, verses 35 – 36. This was the first window to be installed in Holy Trinity and the strong colours glow in the afternoon sun.

Hungry and ye gave me meat.

Thirsty and ye gave me drink. 

Stranger and ye welcomed me.

Naked and ye clothed me. 

Sick and ye visited me.

In prison and ye came unto me. 

The window is dedicated: In memory of George Fielding of Moranedd in this parish. This window is erected in affectionate remembrance by his friends. February 1875.






West window

West window

The west window shows the Annunciation to Mary in the two left hand panels and in the two right hand panels the presentation of gifts by the Magi to the infant Jesus.

The stained glass came from St. Augustine’s Church in Stockport and was installed in Holy Trinity in 2012. The beauty of the window shows particularly in the evening sun.

The window is a memorial to Peter and Isabel Neal.







Baptistry window

Baptistry window

The Baptistry window, in the south aisle, depicts the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the left hand panel and Jesus blessing children in the right hand panel.

The window is inscribed: The gift of the Sunday School children – 1887.

The window was made by A.L. Moore & Co., Stained Glass Works, London.









Martha and Mary window

Martha and Mary

The south aisle window shows Jesus with Martha and Mary, with the quotation: Mary has chosen that good part.

The window is inscribed: To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Emma, wife of Frank Brown verger of this church. Died June 19th 1913.

The window was made by John Hardman and has painting of an exceptionally high quality.





Windows in the Memorial Chapel, which was built in 1924.


Memorial Chapel window

Memorial Chapel east window

The east window shows Christ in Majesty in the centre panel .

The left hand panel depicts the Archangel Gabriel, with the Annunciation to Mary below.

The right hand panel shows the Archangel Michael fighting Satan, depicted as a dragon, while in the lower part of the window Michael weighs the souls for heaven and hell.

The window is inscribed: To the Glory of God in memory of Llewelyn Robert Hughes MA Ox. Rector of this parish 1902 – 1925, Canon of Bangor Cathedral and Chaplain of the Forces 1914 – 1919. This window was set up by his Friends.





St George window

St George

St. George is the patron Saint of England and St. George’s Day is celebrated on 23 April. The legend of St. George slaying a dragon is thought to be an example of good triumphing over evil.

The window is inscribed: To the Glory of God and in ever loving memory of George Guyse Barker, born May 26th 1860, died November 15th 1925.

The maker’s name is shown in the window as C. Powell, 20 Archway Road, N19.








St Tudno window

St Tudno

St. Tudno is the patron saint of Llandudno and his feast day is celebrated on 5 June. More information on St. Tudno can be found here.

The window is inscribed: To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Ellen Planck of “Plas Madoc” who died on September 4th 1926.









St Cadwaladr window

St Cadwaladr

St. Cadwaladr the Blessed was a king of Gwynedd and a great patron of the Church in Gwynedd. In old age he became a monk at the monastery of Eglwys Ael and he died on 12 November AD 682, while on a pilgrimage to Rome.

The window is inscribed: To the memory of the Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the 17th BN. RWF (Raised at Llandudno) who fell in the was 1914 – 1918. The gift of their Commanding Officer Colonel The Honourable H. Lloyd Mostyn 1934.

The top panel of the window includes the insignia of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.








St David window

St. David

St. David, or Dewi Sant, is the patron saint of Wales and St. David’s Day is celebrated on 1 March. St. David founded a monastery where St. David’s Cathedral now stands in Pembrokeshire and he and his followers lived a simple life. St. David died on 1 March AD 589 and was buried at his monastery.

The window is inscribed: To the Glory of God in  memory of Ellis and Blanche Mather. The gift of their son and daughters 1939.

The maker’s name is shown in the window as Christopher C. Powell, Highgate.







St Francis window

St Francis

St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals. He gave up a privileged life to help the sick and outcasts from society and founded the Franciscan Order. He died on 3 October 1226 and was canonised two years later. His feast day is celebrated on 4 October.

The window is inscribed: To the Glory of God in  memory of Edward Robert Woodhouse 1863 – 1938 and Georgina his wife 1887 – 1956.


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