Pilgrim’s Window

Our New Windows

Our New Windows

The left and right lights flanking the cental light contain a quatrefoil, each depicting countryside scenes chosen to complement the landscape behind the pilgrim in the centre light. The scenes aim to symbolise the journey of a Christian, the stages that the pilgrim must travel thought his life.

Left Quatrefoil

Left Quatrefoil

The Left Quatrefoil – Early Life

The spingtime scene shows a waterfall flowing into a clear pool fringed with rushes, willow and colourful water plants. A swallow, a hopefull sign of spring and approaching summer swoops overhead.  The water is the element of baptism. The rushes growing around the banks symbolise hope of salvation to the faithful. The lilies floating on the water represent purity.

The Right Quatrefoil – Fruitfulness, faith and resurrection

This scene is set in harvest time. Fields of ripe wheat can be seen in the background framed by an oak tree.  The plants, flowers and trees have been chosen to illustrate later life and the afterlife; oak for faith and endurance, the evergreen ivy for eternal life and also fidelity, as it clings to its support. Wheat represents bountifulness, thanksgiving and the Eucharist, while the thistles growing among it in the foreground symbolise earthly sorrow and sin. The poppies commemorate lives lost through war. A butterfly, an image often used to symbolise resurrection flies above.

Right Quatrefoil

Right Quatrefoil

Centre Window

Centre Window

The Centre Window

This has been in the church for many years and came from another church. It’s background is not known, but it is thought to depict a pilgrim, representing our journey through life.

The windows have been designed and made by Pendle Glass; and given by Mrs Joyce Brew. To both, our thanks.