Truro, St John the Evangelist

Chancel apse north

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
Main subject
Jonah’s emergence from a whale
Mary Anne Peppin Roberts, wife of Joseph Roberts, died .
  1. Death of dedicatee, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 8.
  2. Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5, description of windows; north apse not yet given.
  3. Truro Diocesan Kalendar p 150 (). Heard & Sons, Truro (D/E/3/3, D/E/4/2) - mentions two windows inserted after restoration.
  4. 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.
  5. Park, Jo. The Church of St John the Evangelist, Truro, p 16. .

To the glory of God and in memory of Mary Anne Peppin Roberts who died

Jonah gives thanks after being delivered from the inside of the whale on to dry land (Jonah 2:10).