Launceston, St Mary Magdalene

South aisle 4

Entries in grey are not obtained from documentary evidence, but are inferred from content, context, etc.

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
Not known
Main subject
Mary Magdalene anoints Christ’s feet
Tracery subject
Three angels bearing scrolls
Subject type
  1. John Ching of Launceston, wine merchant, widower of dedicatee
  2. Eight children of dedicatee
Sarah Jane Ching died aged 51
  1. Death of dedicatee, Launceston Weekly News p 8, Western Daily Press p 3, Exeter Flying Post p 5.
  2. Western Morning News p 2 Royal Cornwall Gazette p 7, Launceston Weekly News p 8. Similar article in all three papers, which states Since the restoration of this church in , six memorial windows have been put in by the families of Thorne [ South aisle 1 ], Rowe [ North aisle east ], Cudlipp [ South Chapel east ], Spettigue [ Chancel east ], Lethbridge [ South aisle 3 ], and Ching [ South aisle 4 ]
  3. J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol III p 71. William Lake, Truro, .
  4. Insertion=deathdate

In memory of Sarah Ching, wife of John Ching, of this town, who fell asleep aged 51. This window is dedicated by her husband and eight children. She hath done what she could (Mark 14:8).

The meal at Bethany. Mary Magdalene anoints Christ with precious ointment.