Launceston, Wesleyan Institute (Dingley Hall)

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Date of manufacture and insertion
1891
Number of lights
5
Maker
Fouracre & Son
Main subject
Jesus teaching from a boat in the Sea of Galilee.
Subject type
Narrative
Dedicatee
John Dingley, Mayor of Launceston five times.
Notes
  1. Unveiled at opening on , Western Morning News p 7 (detailed description of window), Exeter and Plymouth Gazette p 2, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 7.
  2. Launceston Methodism Cornish & Devon Post p 8 (includes drawing of Chapel and Institute).

To the glory of God, and in loving memory of John Dingley, for 19 years President of the Mens’ Bible Class, this window is dedicated by the Members and their friends

First light. Christ, in the garb of a Judean peasant, expounds the Parable of the Sower.

First light tracery. But other [seed] fell into good ground (Matthew 13:5–8).

Detail from the first light. Christ, in the garb of a Judean peasant, expounds the Parable of the Sower.

Second light. A woman, sitting on the grassy slope, draws the attention of two wondering children to the Saviour.

Second light tracery. Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away (Matthew 13:5–6).

Detail from the second light. A woman, sitting on the grassy slope, draws the attention of two wondering children to the Saviour.

Third light. Several men listen with attention to the teaching.

Behold a sower went forth to sow (Matthew 13:3).

Third light tracery

Detail from the third light. Several men listen with attention to the teaching.

Fourth light. A mother thrusts her children forward to catch the words of the Master, and behind her press forward men of various ages.

Fourth light tracery. Some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up (Matthew 13:4).

Detail from the fourth light. A mother thrusts her children forward to catch the words of the Master, and behind her press forward men of various ages.

Fifth light. An old man, sitting under a sycamore tree, ponders the deep meaning of the parable.

Fifth light tracery And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them (Matthew 13:7).

Detail from the fifth light. An old man, sitting under a sycamore tree, ponders the deep meaning of the parable.