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Stained Glass of St. John's

Updated: May 21, 2020

Below are the stained glass of St. John's along with their inscriptions. Photos by Brian Kutner and Todd Adams.

1. The Virgin Mary Heard the Angle Gabriel (Left of Altar)

Rededicated in memory of Norman Henderson

“Hail, thou that are highly favoured.” (The Lord is with thee, Blessed art thou among women.) (St. Luke 1.28)

2. The Ascension of Christ - 11 Disciples (Large windows over Altar)

Given by Mrs. Nathaniel Marsh (daughter of William Townsend; wife of Judge Nathaniel Marsh (November 27, 1815 - July 18, 1864), a warden of St. John’s), Mrs. James R. Boardman and Mrs. Theodore Satterthwaite in memory of their husbands.

Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? (Acts 1:11)

In my father’s house there are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you. I will come again and receive you unto myself. (St. John 14.2-3)

3. Jesus and the Sick Maiden (Right of Altar)

Rededicated in memory of Kathleen Bonebakker

He took her by the hand, saying Maid, Arise! (St. Luke 8.11)

4. Six Panels of Acts of Mercy (Large window in south transept)

In memory of James Rockwell Boardman, M. D., a beloved physician of the church who died on April 11, 1856

I was hungry and ye gave me meat;

I was a stranger and ye took me in;

I was thirsty and ye clothed me;

I was sick and ye visited me;

I was in prison and ye came unto me. (St. Matthew 25.35-36)

5. St. John the Evangelist with Eagle (his symbol) (In south transept)

In memory of Henry Robert Ball (1818-1863) and his wife Elisa Ball (1801-1870),

Erected by their sister, Janet Cranfurd;

Rededicated in memory of Helen Baker.

6. Angel Gabriel and Angel of Mary (In south transept facing Bay St.)

To the glory of God and in loving memory of Isabelle Dorothea Cameron

- died on July 16, 1906

Rededicated in memory of James R. Olwig.

In they presence is fullness of joy. (Psalm 16:11)

Note: A fine example of the best modern English art, made by Percy Bacon and Brothers, 11 Newman St., London, England

7. Cherubs, “lifted” from classic painting by Raphael (Along south aisle in the Nave)

In memory of Annie Gibson (1863-76; age 12) and Henry Atkinson (1855-1856; age 18 months)

Is it well with the child? And she answered. It is well. (II Kings 4.26)

He shall gather the lambs with his arms and carry them in his bosom. (Isaiah 40:11)

8. St. Martha and St. Mary of Bethany (along south aisle in the Nave)

St. Martha given in memory of Edna S. Thompson (1892-1992),

by her children Jeanette (Stahr), Arthur Jr. and Peter

St. Mary given in memory of Dorothy Smith (1904-1992),

by Marilyn “Bunny” and Frank Killea

9. The Holy Innocents of Bethlehem (Back south side in the Nave)

1st panel, in memory of Carolyn Hayes (1941-1993),

2nd panel, in memory of David I. Hayes (1898-1983) and Anna J. Hayes (1904-1978)

Both panels given by David Hayes

10. The Resurrection (West wall south side in the Nave)

1st panel, in memory of Gertrude Kemper Hood (1916-1988) and John William Hood (1913-1993)

Given by Laurence and Carol Thaten

2nd panel, in memory of Elsie D. Phimister (1909-1997) and H. Alfred Phimister (1913-1997)

Given by Lynn Phimister

11. Four Panels of Nativity Scenes (South wall over entrance)

In memory of Theodore Satterwaite (1862-1895),

Rededicated in memory of Captain and Mrs. George Foster

Hail, thou that art highly favoured. (St. Luke 1.28)

Unto you is born a child which Christ the Lord (St. Luke 2.11)

Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy. (St. Luke 2.10)

When they saw the young child they fell down and worshipped him. (St. Matthew 2.11)

Note: The minutes of the vestry meeting of December 3, 1907 recorded that this window was maliciously broken by stone-throwing and plans discussed for placing a screen over it to prevent repetition.

12. St. Michael and Angels (South wall north side in the Nave)

Dorothy Hartman Baker - loving wife and mother

St. Michael the Archangel, the most potent of all God’s helpers. His name “Michael” is of Hebrew origin and literally translated means, “Who is like unto God?”

13. The Nativity (Back of north side in the Nave)

In memory of all our loved ones

Given by the D’Elia and Schweiger families