Truro, St Paul

Chancel east

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Date of manufacture and insertion
1884
Number of lights
7
Maker
Lavers, Barraud & Westlake
Main subject
  1. St Matthew above the martyrdom of St Stephen
  2. St Mark
  3. St Paul
  4. Blessed Virgin Mary and Infant Jesus
  5. St Stephen?
  6. St Luke
  7. St John the Evangelist above the martyrdom of St Paul
Tracery subject
Christ in Majesty. Nine angels holding Te Deum and nine “P” with crown
Donor
Lady Marianne Protheroe Smith, only daughter of William Paul of Southleigh, Truro, widow of dedicatee
Dedicatee
Sir Philip Protheroe Smith, mayor of Truro , , , died .
Notes
  1. Marriage of dedicatee and donor, , Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5.
  2. Death of dedicatee, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5.
  3. Donor, dedicatee, maker, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 8.

To the glory of God and in memory of Philip Protheroe Smith

At the top of the tracery is Christ in Majesty, with six-winged seraphim on either side. Below, the angels in the tracery hold scrolls on which are written parts of the Te Deum.

  1. Judex crederis esse venturus (We believe that thou shalt come : to be our Judge).
  2. Te gloriosus Apostolorum chorus (The glorious company of the Apostles : praise thee).
  3. Te Prophetarum laudabilis numerus (The goodly fellowship of the Prophets : praise thee).
  4. Te Martyrum candidatus laudat exercitus (The noble army of Martyrs : praise thee).
  5. Te Deum laudamus: te Dominum confitemur (We praise thee, O God : we acknowledge thee to be the Lord).
  6. Tibi omnes Angeli; tibi caeli et universae potestates (To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens, and all the Powers therein).
  7. Tibi Cherubim et Seraphim incessabili voce proclamant (To thee Cherubim and Seraphim : continually do cry).
  8. Te aeternum Patrem omnis terra veneratur (All the earth doth worship thee : the Father everlasting).

The seraphim, apostles, prophets and martyrs mentioned in the Te Deum are shown in the window.

Tracery centre

Main panels

The left-hand, second and third lights. Each of the figures has their symbol beside their head.

  1. St Matthew. In his left hand he holds a book, a reference to the gospel that bears his name. In his right hand he holds a quill pen. On either side of his head is an angel, the symbol of St Matthew.
  2. St Mark. In the book he is holding is written Impletum est tempus et appropinquavit regnum Dei; pœnitemini et credite evangelio (The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent ye, and believe the gospel) (Mark 1:15). On either side of his head is a winged lion, the symbol of St Mark.
  3. St Paul, the patronal saint of the church. He holds a sword, the instrument of his martyrdom. On either side of his head is a sword, a symbol of St Paul. His martyrdom is shown in the right-hand predella.

Third light. St Paul, the patronal saint of the church. He holds a sword, the instrument of his martyrdom. On either side of his head is a sword, a symbol of St Paul.

The third, centre and fifth lights. Each of the figures has their symbol beside their head.

  1. St Paul, the patronal saint of the church. He holds a sword, the instrument of his martyrdom. On either side of his head is a sword, a symbol of St Paul. His martyrdom is shown in the right-hand predella.
  2. The Blessed Virgin Mary, and the infant Jesus. Jesus holds, in His left hand, an orb and His right hand is raised in blessing. At Mary’s feet, and beside her head, are lilies, a symbol of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  3. An unidentified saint, possibly St Stephen, whose martyrdom is shown in the left-hand predella. The symbol beside his head is apparently a cross patonce or perhaps fleury, with two circular objects at the base. These circular objects may represent the stones with which he was martyred, although usually three stones are shown.

The fifth, sixth and right-hand lights. Each of the figures has their symbol beside their head.

  1. An unidentified saint, possibly St Stephen, whose martyrdom is shown in the left-hand predella. The symbol beside his head is apparently a cross patonce or perhaps fleury, with two circular objects at the base. These circular objects may represent the stones with which he was martyred, although usually three stones are shown in his symbols or attributes.
  2. St Luke. In his right hand he holds a book, a reference to the gospel that bears his name. On each side of his head is a winged bull, the symbol of St Luke.
  3. St John the Evangelist. In his right hand he holds a book, a reference to the gospel that bears his name. On each side of his head is an eagle, the symbol of St John the Evangelist.

Left-hand predella. The martyrdom of Stephen.

Right-hand predella. The martyrdom of Paul