Truro, St John the Evangelist

Chancel apse 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
Heaton, Butler & Bayne. Designed by JA Reeve (architect)
Main subject
The angel appears to the women on the morning of the Resurrection
  1. Truro Diocesan Kalendar p 150. Heard & Sons, Truro (D/E/3/3, D/E/4/2) (no date given, but probably 1883).
  2. Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5, description of windows.
  3. The three windows in the apse, taken together, are an example of typology, in which an episode (type) in the Old Testament pre-figures an episode (antitype) in the New Testament. Thus Jonah’s emergence unscathed from the whale, shown in Chancel apse north, and Elijah’s translation as a rejuvenated youth, shown in Chancel apse south, are the Old Testament types, and the Resurrection, shown in Chancel apse east, is the corresponding New Testament antitype.

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world & this is the victory that overcometh the world even our faith. Ⅰ John Ⅴ (Ⅰ John 5:4).

The angel and the three women at the empty tomb.