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The East Window

The tracery at the top of this fine Perpendicular window contains delicately coloured medieval glass, with the contrast of the stronger colours of the Victorian glass of the five main lights of the window. The three centre lights depict St Andrew bringing the boy with the loaves and fishes to Our Lord before the miraculous feeding of the five thousand. The light on the left depicts Andrew with Jesus and John the Baptist; Andrew was a follower of John before he became an Apostle. The right hand light depicts Andrew with his brother Peter kneeling before Jesus. Thus, there is a theme of ‘bringing’; John the Baptist bringing Andrew to Jesus, Andrew bringing Peter, and Andrew bringing the boy with the loaves and fishes.

The clear ‘sky’ above the heads of the figures was originally at the base of the window where it was hidden by a reredos (the backing for the Communion Table). After removal of the reredos, during the restoration work of the early nineteen fifties, the glass was removed from the window and replaced, with the figures lowered to their present position, and the ‘sky’ glass placed above them.