Truro, Cathedral Church of St Mary

n4. North quire aisle north 2

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
1
Maker
Clayton & Bell
Main subject
St Timothy : St Denys (Dionysius the Areopagite), Onesimus : Ordination of Timothy
Donor
“Friends”
Dedicatee
Sarah Pollock Benney, widow of Richard Benney, river pilot and proprietor of steamboat service between Truro and Falmouth, fundraiser for Cathedral, died .
Notes
  1. Mrs Benney at fundraising meeting at St Austell for Cathedral fittings, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 6.
  2. Death of dedicatee West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 5, Lake’s Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser p 3, West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 5, West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 11 (page 3).
  3. TCM/1134 Chapter minutes .
  4. Insertion, dedicatee, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 7.
  5. Window in memory of the late Mrs. Sarah Pollock Benney dedicated in the Cathedral by the Bishop: Address by Canon F.E. Carter. Truro Diocesan Kalendar p 168 (). Heard & Sons, Truro (D/E/3/10, D/E/4/5).
  6. Face of dedicatee used for Eunice.

To the glory of God and in memory of Sarah Pollock Benney at rest this window was erected by many friends.

Dionysius Areopagus Sanctus Timotheus Onesimus

St Timothy stands vested in bishop’s robes and holds a length of chain in his left hand while supporting a scroll in the crook of his right arm. Seated on the left is Dionysius the Areopagite, dressed in cloak and tunic, barefooted and carrying a scroll in his right hand. Seated on the right and gesturing to the St Paul window n3 is Onesimus, dressed in a slave’s tunic and barefooted.

Opus fac evangelistae (Do the work of an evangelist) (Ⅱ Timothy 4:5).

The Ordination of Timothy by St Paul. On the left is Timothy’s mother Eunice, kneeling in prayer. She is portrayed with the face of the dedicatee, Mrs Benney, who was the wife of one of the captains of the ships on the River Fal.

Timothy’s mother Eunice, on the left, is portrayed with the face of the dedicatee, Sarah Pollock Benney.