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Jacky Lawrence 2007
St. Mary's - Ornamental Windows


The East Window
The East Window
East Window: A large Perpendicular window, containing some unidentified or incomplete figures. The top quatrefoil illustrates the five wounds of Christ. The main lights are 19th century and a vine runs through the window therefore it is known as a ‘Jesse’ window.

North Aisle

The window is Perpendicular and there are four remaining figures of yellow or white glass. There is a label with part of the Apostles Creed in Latin with each figure. Bottom left; this figure has a wallet and is wearing a pilgrims hat (St. Matthew?) ‘He sitteth at the right hand of the Father Almighty’. Top left; this figure is carrying two keys and a book (St. Peter?) ‘Was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary’. Top right; this figure is carrying a large club (St. James?) ‘The Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints’. Bottom right;  this figure is carrying a knife and a book (St. Bartholomew?) ‘Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord’.
North Aisle Window showing the figures
North Aisle Figure Window

Pemberton Chapel

North Window: Some pieces of medieval glass inserted into modern clear glass.

East Window: Madonna and Child with crowns and cherubim and ten of the apostles.

North Window in the Pemberton Chapel East Window in the Pemberton Chapel
North Window
East Window

Memorial Chapel

East Window in the Memorial Chapel South Window in the Memorial Chapel
East Window
South Window

East Window: This window shows Christ alive on the cross and around him the Virgin Mary, St. Nicholas, the Centurion and St. Luke who in turn represent women, sailors, soldiers and medicine. Above are the emblems and coats of arms of regiments in which Rushden men served.

South Window: Christ in Glory with below; St. Gabriel, St. Michael and St. Raphael. This window commemorates the death, in action, of Randall Mason who was the last in line of an old Rushden family with close links to the church.


At the west end of the nave is a pair of windows which were reglazed in 1930 to commemorate the appointment of the first recorded Rector, Thomas de Northampton, in 1230. They show William Peverel, Lord of the Manor of Higham Ferrers, presenting the church to the Cluniac Priory at Lenton on 1105 and Henry I confirming the grant at Nottingham. The window openings were almost certainly inserted some time between the Norman and Early English period.
William Peverel presenting the Church Henry I confirming the grant
Right Window
Left Window
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