St Mabyn, St Mabena

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
Not known
Main subject
The twelve apostles, each with one of the twelve Articles of Faith:
2a. St Thomas 2b. St Philip 2c. SS Peter and Andrew 2d. St James the Lesser 2e. St Simon
1a. St Matthew 1b. St Bartholomew 1c. SS John and James the Greater 1d. St Jude 1e. St Mattias
Tracery subject
Four white roses on foliage and two blue flowers
Subject type
Figurative historical
Francis John Hext of Tredethy, died , and his wife Margaret Hext, née Lang, died .
  1. Probably a replacement for Chancel east (1808).
  2. J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol III p 201. William Lake, Truro,
  3. J Maclean, The Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Major in the County of Cornwall vol II p 464. London, Nichols & Sons, Refers to dedicatee as sometime Rector of Helland but these dedicatees had a son, also Francis John Hext , who was Rector of Helland. Not found any other evidence that Francis Hext Snr (died 1803) was also a Rector of Helland.
  4. Kelly’s Directory p 945.
  5. Kelly’s Directory p 1185.
  6. Death of Francis John Hext, (unsourced).
  7. Death of Margaret Hext, née Lang, (unsourced).
  8. Very interesting style and design.
  9. Insertion date (via Jo Mattingly, personal communication) citing Stephen Glynne p 29 : E window has some stained glass newly inserted. Original notes held at Flintshire Record Office. Notes on Cornish churches published in Cann-Hughes, T., ed. (), Sir Stephen Glynne’s Notes on the Churches of Cornwall., Notes and Queries CLXVII: 363–6, 400–02, 438–9; CLXVIII: 5-7, 42-5, 74-7, 111-3, 151-3, 182-4, 219-20, 255-60, 295-7, 329-31, 366-8, 399-41, 437-9; CLXIX: 6–8, 43–5, 78–81, 112–5. To be republished by Paul Cockerham through the Devon and Cornwall Record Society.

In memory of Francis John Hext, of Tredethy, died ; aetatis lxxii; and Margaret his wife, died ; aetatis l;


Main lights.

Lower details: 1b: (St Bartholomew), 1c (SS John and James the Greater), 1d (St Jude)

Credo in Spiritum Sanctum (I believe in the Holy Ghost).

Sanctus Mattheus

1a. St Matthew.

1a detail.

Ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dexteram Dei Patris Omnipotentis (He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty

Sanctus Bartolomeus

1b. St Bartholomew

1b detail.

Qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine (Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary)

Passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus (Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried)

Sanctus Johannes, Sanctus Jacobus Major

1c. On the left, St John the Evangelist, clean shaven holding a chalice with a dragon emerging it and, on the right, St James the Greater holding a pilgrim’s hat with scallop shells on it.

1c detail.

Sanctorum communionem remissionem peccatorum (The Communion of Saints; the Forgiveness of sins)

Sanctus Judas

1d. St Jude, holding what appears to be a builders’ set square.

1d detail.

Et vitam aeternam (And the life everlasting)

Sanctus Mathias

1e. St Matthias, holding an axe.

1e detail.

Inde venturus est judicare vivos et mortuos (From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead)

Sanctus Thomas

2a. St Thomas, holding a spear.

2a detail.

Descendit ad inferos, tertia die resurrexit a mortuis (He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead)

Sanctus Phillipus

2b. St Philip, holding staff.

(Latin Creed)

2b detail

Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae (I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth)

Et in Jesum Christum, Filium Eius unicum, Dominum nostrum> (And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord)

Sanctus Petrus, Sanctus Andreas

2c. On the left, St Peter holds a key and a book and, on the right, St Andrew holds in his right hand a book and his left hand rests on the cross on which he was martyred.

2c detail

Sanctam ecclesiam catholicam (The holy Catholick Church)

Sanctus Jacobus Minor

2d. St James the Lesser, holding a fuller’s club, with which he was martyred.

2d detail

Carnis resurrectionem (The Resurrection of the body)

Sanctus Simon

2e. St Simon holding a saw, the instrument of his martyrdom.

2e detail