Denstone College Mothers Window

Our reference
51034
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 1916

Current location

DENSTONE COLLEGE CHAPEL,Denstone,East Staffordshire,Staffordshire,ST14 5HN,England
OS Grid Ref.: SK 090 402
Denomination: Unknown

Description

THREE LIGHT STAINED GLASS WINDOW WITH ROSE WINDOW ABOVE IT. FIGURES DEPICTED IN EACH LIGHT. THE VIRGIN MARY STANDS IN THE CENTRE LIGHT REPRESENTING MOTHERHOOD. SHE STANDS ON FLOWERS WHICH REPRESENT THE MANY JOYS BUT THERE ARE ALSO SHARP THORNS TO REPRESENT THE SORROWS AND ANXIETIES THEY FACE. A SWORD HAS PIERCED HER HEART, REFLECTING THE LOSS OF A SON. SHE HAS GATHERED OTHER CHILDREN TO HER SIDE WHOM SHE LEADS ALONG THE PATH THEY MUST TREAD. ONE OF THE CHILDREN WEARS KHAKI. THE LEFT LIGHT DEPICTS JESUS KILLED IN THE FIELD OF BATTLE AND TENDED BY ANGELS. THE RIGHT LIGHT DEPICTS THE FACT THAT THE DEATH OF JESUS GIVES VICTORY. HE RIDES A WHITE HORSE WITH SWORD IN ONE HAND AND THE SEVEN STARS IN THE OTHER. HE WEARS A HELMET WITH THE CROWN OF THORNS ON TOP OF IT. THE CROWN HAS BLOSSOMED AND BEHIND HIM ARE THE MULTITUDE OF THOSE WHO FOLLOW HIS TRAIN. IN THE ROSE WINDOW ARE TWO ANGELS HOLDING A CROWN SYMBOLISING THE REWARD OF THE MOTHERS' SACRIFICE. BEAMS OF LIGHT REACH DOWN AMONGST THE TRACERY GIVING UNITY TO THE WHOLE.

Inscription

(NONE)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Window
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stained Glass
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 1916
Attended by: UNKNOWN

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Other
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

THE MOTHERS WINDOW WAS GIVEN PARTLY BY MOTHERS OF OLD DENSTONIANS WHO HAD FALLEN IN THE WAR AND PARTLY BY OTHERS WHO WANTED TO SHOW SYMPATHY WITH THEIR BEREAVEMENT. IT WAS DEDICATED IN 1916.

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