Mylor, St Melorus

e1. Chancel east

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
4
Maker
Gibbs, Alexander
Main subject
  1. Ascension above roses and butterflies
  2. Deposition from the Cross above ivy and cypress
  3. Crucifixion above corn and grapes
  4. Resurrection above oak and holly
Donor
General fund
Notes
  1. Maker, donor, insertion, subjects, Western Morning News p 4, West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 2, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.
  2. Enhancement of recently installed window by internal guilding West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 4.
  3. Manufacturer from HP Olivey, Notes on the Parish of Mylor, Cornwall, p 67. , Taunton. Barnicott & Pearce, Athenæum Press..

The Ascension, Deposition, Crucifixion and Resurrection. The left-hand half of the window represents descent and ascent, and the right-hand half represents dying and reviving. The plants below each of the main lights symbolise an aspect of the scene shown above.

VIDENTIBVS·ILLIS·ELEVATVS·EST (While they beheld, he was taken up) (Acts 1:9).

First light main. The Ascension.

First light lower. Roses and butterflies, representing life in a future state of bliss.

VENIT·ERGO·ET·TVLIT·CORPVS·IESV (He [Joseph of Arimathaea] came therefore, and took the body of Jesus) John 19:38.

Second light main. The Deposition from the Cross.

Second light lower. Ivy and cypress, representing mourning.

ECCE·AGNVS·DEI·ECCE·QVI·TOLLIT·PECCATVM·MVNDI (Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world) (John 1:29).

Third light main. The Crucifixion.

Third light lower. Golden corn and purple grapes, representing the sacrament.

SVRREXIT·DOMINVS·VERE (The Lord is risen indeed) (Luke 24:34).

Fourth light main. The Resurrection.

Fourth light lower. Oak and holly, representing strength and freshness of life.