Truro, Parish Church of St Mary

Chancel 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
Warrington, William
Main subject
  1. Angel in canopy over St Philip
  2. St Peter in canopy over St John the Evangelist
  3. St John the Baptist in canopy over Christ
  4. St Paul in canopy over St James the Less
  5. Angel in canopy over St Simon the Zealot
Elaborate canopy including pair of praying angels above principal figure in each light.
  1. Desire to use funds raised for improvements for stained glass window over altar Royal Cornwall Gazette p 2.
  2. Inserted in Truro, St Mary, Chancel east. Maker, insertion, subjects Royal Cornwall Gazette p 2.
  3. Revd WW Harvey published a book of his sermons partly to help raise funds for the improvement of St Mary’s, including The filling two large eastern windows of the church with stained glass, having suitable subjects, Discourses preached in the parish church of St. Mary’s, Truro, Heard, Truro, .
  4. The Ecclesiologist No Ⅴ, September 1845, p 241. Chancel east and South aisle east, both by Warrington, inserted.
  5. Royal Cornwall Gazette p 3 Two very large East Windows of stained glass [Chancel east and South aisle east] have been put in, with a mortuary window [SMs3] in the aisle; and three other windows of stained glass [two of which are probably SMs4, and SMs5] are in preparation.
  6. The Ecclesiologist, No ⅬⅩⅩⅡ, June 1849, p 401. .Within the last few years five windows of stained glass have been inserted.
  7. The Ecclesiologist, No ⅬⅩⅩⅩⅢ April 1851, p 156. During the last few years, eight windows of painted glass by Mr. Warrington, have been put up in this church, at three several times. These were:
    1845 Chancel east, South aisle east.
    1846 SMs3,
    1847 SMs4, SMs5.
    1850 SMs2, SMs6, SMs7.
  8. J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol Ⅳ p 253. William Lake, Truro, .
  9. Truro Diocesan Faculty and CintW - from St Mary, Truro.
  10. Donated to St Paul, Chacewater by Chapter of Truro Cathedral
  11. Inserted in St Paul, Chacewater, Chancel east by Solomon of Truro after restoration by Farmiloe of London. Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.

Whole window

Canopy. The figures are, from left to right:

  1. An angel
  2. St Peter, holding the keys
  3. St John the Baptist, holding a lamb
  4. St Paul, holding his book of Epistles and a sword, the instrument of his martyrdom
  5. An angel

Towards the bottom of the canopy in each light is a pair of smaller angels. The pair in the left-hand light seem to be facing in the wrong direction, i.e., away from the centre of the window.

The main panels. The figures are, from left to right, St Philip, St John the Evangelist, Christ, St James the Less and St Simon.

Sanctus Phillippus [sic]

Left-hand light. St Philip holding a cross. He was martyred by crucifixion.

Sanctus Johannes

Second light. St John the Evangelist with a dragon emerging from a chalice.

Surgite, Eamus (Rise, let us be going) (Matthew 26:46).

Centre light. Christ holding a globe on which are shown symbols of the three great eras of the Church.

Sanctus Jacobus Minor

Fourth light. St James the Less holding a fuller’s club, the instrument of his martrydom.

Sanctus Simon

Right-hand light. St Simon the Zealot with a saw, the instrument of his martyrdom.