Truro, Cathedral Church of St Mary

s24. South nave aisle 9

Entries in grey are not obtained from documentary evidence, but are inferred from content, context, etc.

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
Clayton & Bell
Main subject
John Wesley : Charles Wesley and Samuel Walker : John Wesley preaching to the miners at Gwennap pit.
Joseph Rickett, MP for Scarborough (knighted in 1907, formally assumed surname Compton-Rickett in 1908).
Captain James Dunn (great grandfather of donor) and Capt Dunn’s sons Edmund Dunn (maternal grandfather of donor) and Revd Samuel Dunn (great uncle of donor).
  1. Marriage of donor’s parents Joseph Rickett and Cordelia Jane Dunn, eldest daughter of Edmund Dunn and neice of Revd Samuel Dunn The Gentleman’s Magazine September 1844 p 313.
  2. Story recounted of rescue and shelter by Capt Dunn of John Wesley from hostile mob in Mevagissey Cornubian and Redruth Times p 4, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.
  3. Window promised for the nave by the donor Royal Cornwall Gazette p 7.
  4. Truro Cathedral Chapter Minutes TCM/1135 .
  5. Insertion West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 4, Cornish Guardian p 5.



s24 2 upper. John Wesley () wearing the clerical vestments of his day including cassock and bands, his left hand holding a bible, while his right arm is raised.


s24 2 lower. On the left is Charles Wesley () wearing vestments of surplice and bands, his hands clasped together across the centre of his body while his left knee supports a closed book entitled ‘Hymns’. On the right is Revd Samuel Walker () in the same clothing as Charles Wesley; his left hand rests on his left knee while the right knee supports a closed book.


s24 1. John Wesley preaching to the miners at the famous Gwennap pit near Redruth, the most renowned site for his field preaching in Cornwall. The figure of Wesley, clothed as above, is in the same posture and surrounded by eighteen figures of miners and their families. A pit wheel and supports are in the background.