Windows

/ˈwɪndəʊ/
plural noun: windows
an opening in the wall or roof, fitted with glass in a frame to admit light or air.

Stained Glass Windows in Brierley Church

St Paul's has a number of interesting windows added at different times throughout the Church's lifetime. The East window is most prominent, but there are a number of devotional windows to the south, Church Street facing, wall. There is a rose window in the West face of the Church which originally will have been visible from the entrance of the church, however the addition of the organ loft in the early 1900s has since obsured that view, it is still visible from the outside and from the lobby room behind the organ loft.


The East Window

The East window in gothic geometric tracery style a is a triform depicting three stages of Christ's life, with additional onramental tracery above feqturing a small figure of Christ the risen in the top window. The window is decorated with grisaille patterns, a common space filler in stained glass consisting of the leaf and flora patterns, which are a repeated feature throughout the Church. The East window actually faces south east due to the orientation of the Church to Church Street.

East Window

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East Window Detail 1

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East Window Detail 2

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East Window Detail 3

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DEDICATION TO GEORGE SAVILE FOLJAMBE, South Window 1

George Savile Foljambe was, as this dedication window states, founder of Brierley Church. His window sits next to the window dedicated to Louisa. The window depict Mary anointing Jesus' feet to Judas Iscariot's objection. It is subscripted with John 12:7 - "Against the day of my burying hath she kept this." The dedication at the bottom reads, "Memory of George Savile Foljambe, Founder of the Church who died 18 Dec 1869 Aged 69".

Dedication Window

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Dedication Window Detail 1

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East Window Detail 2

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Dedication Window Detail 3

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