Probus, St Probus and St Grace

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
5
Maker
Heaton, Butler & Bayne
Main subject
2. Christ ascends into heaven; apostles beneath
1a. Adoration of the Christ-child by Mary and Joseph 1b. Baptism of Christ in the river Jordan 1c. The angel addresses the holy women at the empty tomb 1d. Thomas reaches out to touch the wounds in Christ’s hands 1e. Christ talking to the apostles before the Ascension
Tracery subject
B1. Crown, Symbol of the Trinity
A1. Angel playing tabor
A2. Angel playing dulcimer
A3. Angel playing organ
A4. Angel playing wind instrument (bassoon?)
Donor
Revd Richard William Barnes, vicar of Probus , died
Dedicatee
Parents of donor.
Notes
  1. Death of Richard Pearce Barnes (probably father of donor: address ‘Probus Sanctuary’ is same as donor) , Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.
  2. J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol IV p 94. William Lake, Truro, gives the donor of the chancel window, showing scenes in the Saviour’s life, as Revd Lampen, who preceded Revd Barnes at Probus, but this is almost certainly incorrect. Revd Lampen died in , yet the window is not mentioned in any reports of the restoration which list all the stained glass windows then present. South aisle west, moreover, in memory of Revd Lampen’s mother, is well documented. It seems unlikely that he would donate a window in memory of both parents as well as one in memory of his mother alone.
  3. Donor dedicatees, subject, Kelly’s Directory p 848
  4. Donor, maker, (mentioned in report of RIC annual excursion), Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5.
  5. Death of donor Western Morning News p 3.
  6. Donor (mentioned in report of dedication of memorial reredos) Royal Cornwall Gazette p 6.

Whole window

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Tracery. At the top (B1) is a crown and a symbol of the Trinity (Pater non est Filius non est Spiritus …). Below (A1A4) are angels playing musical instruments (tabor, dulcimer, organ, ?bassoon).

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Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into Heaven. (Acts 1:11).

2. The Ascension. Angels at the top of all but the centre light hold scrolls on which is written Glory to God and Halleluiah. Below the canopies in 2b and 2d are angels holding scrolls bearing the first part of the passage from Acts (Ye men of Galilee … from you into Heaven).

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He shall save his people from their sins (Matthew 1:21).

1a. The Nativity

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This is my beloved Son [, in whom I am well pleased] (Matthew 3:17).

1b. The baptism of Christ by John the Baptist

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He is not dead … (probably based on Matthew 28:6).

1c. The angel addresses the three holy women at the empty tomb after the Resurrection

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Be not faithless, but believing (John 20:27).

1d. Thomas reaches out to touch Christ’s wounds from the Crucifixion

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Go ye [therefore,] and teach all nations (Matthew 28:19).

1e. Christ addresses the disciples shortly before the Ascension

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