St Merryn, St Merryn

South Chapel 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
Wippell, J
Main subject
a. Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
b. Adoration of the Christ-child by Mary and Joseph
c. Adoration of the shepherds
d. Joseph with Jesus and Mary in his carpenter’s workshop
At bottom two fish and Pentecostal flames.
Tracery subject
Star and two angels
Doris Emilie Twist, daughter of Emilie Twist and sister of Brian Twist
  1. Emilie Twist, widow of William Charles Twist, died aged 73
  2. Brian Patrick Wynn Twist, died aged 36
  1. Resolution passed to erect window in accordance with wishes of Emilie Twist, Cornish Guardian p 3.
  2. The Truro Diocesan Faculty Petition, D/R/19/12, dated , required the subject, colouring and design to be in harmony with the existing window over the high altar, and designed by the same artist and erected by the same firm (J. Wippell & Co). This implies that the artist was George Cooper-Abbs. The Petition stated that the window would be erected after the war. Emilie Twist, of Trevone, Padstow, left money in her will for this window, and there was some discussion on the wording of the inscription, to avoid the implication that she was providing a window in her own memory. The Faculty was granted on but her son Brian Twist died later in the same year and became the other dedicatee of the window.

In loving memory of Emilie Twist who died . & her son Brian Patrick Wynn Twist who died . This window was placed here by her daughter Doris Emilie Twist in accordance with her wishes

Hail thou that art highly favoured (Luke 1:28)

a. Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary

My soul doth magnify the Lord (Luke 1:46)

b. Nativity. c. Adoration of the shepherds

The child grew & waxed strong (Luke 2:40)

d. Joseph with Jesus and Mary in his carpenter’s workshop