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The Stained Glass at Holy Trinity

The East End Window - 'The Foster Window'
The window at the east end of the Church, which depicts scenes from the life of Jesus, is considered important as it is a good, early example of Victorian stained glass.
The window is a memorial to the Ironmaster and benefactor James Foster who died in 1853. It is believed that the window is the work of  Michael O'Connor (1801-1867). Dublin born, he worked in London and Bristol before returning to London to work, first with his son Arthur and later a younger son William Henry, for leading Victorian architects including Augustus Welby Pugin.

The Side Windows
The four corner figures depict the Gospel writers Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The centre left shows the Baptism of Christ by John the Baptist. The centre right illustrates the Risen Christ on the road to Emmaus.

The Middle Window
The lower section portrays the agony of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, the middle pane is a representation of the Crucifixion and at the top we see the Risen Christ attended by Angels. 

Left: 'The Baker Window'
Dedicated to the Glory of God and to Mary Laughton Baker who died, aged 19 years, in August 1936. The window represents 'Jesus and the Children of All Nations.' The window was given by her parents.
Centre: 'The Egan Window'
Dedicated in 1965 to the memory of Orpah Egan, by her daughter Agnes. The window, which was made by John Hardman & Co. of Birmingham, depicts St. Francis of Assisi although Agnes had requested that the window should be similar to 'Jesus the Light of the World' by W. H. Hunt.
Right: 'The Scout Window'
Dedicated in 1949 to the Glory of God and to the memory of Reverend Henry Milton Crabbe who was vicar and Group Scout Master from 1913-1936. Also remembered are Assistant Cub Master C.V.W. Gill and Rover Scouts J. E. Perry (killed in World War II) and E. Holt. This window was given by a local branch of Old Scouts and depicts Jesus the Good Shepherd. The maker was William Morris of Westminster.

The South Side Windows
These windows are examples of Twentieth Century stained glass.

Left: 'The Hambrey Window'
Dedicated to the Glory of God and to Edwin Harley Hambrey who was a Churchwarden from 1941-47 and who died, aged 50, 19th September 1948. The theme is St George of England slaying the dragon which would have been viewed as most appropriate at the time of its installation just after the Second World War. The badge is that of the London Scottish Regiment.
Centre: 'The Bomber Window'
Dedicated to the Glory of God the Father and to Mynnie Frances and Donald Geoffrey Bomber. Originally installed in 1968 with names added in 1970 this is another window made by Claude Price who studied and worked in Birmingham where he developed new techniques for fusing glass. The window depicts St David with a background and dedication panel showing scenes from North Wales.
Right: 'The Rogers Window'
To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Henry James and Emma Jane Rogers and given by their daughter Emily.This window, which depicts the Virgin and Child in a garden of white Madonna lilies, was installed in 1949.

The North Side Windows

Small Windows on the North Side

Top: 'The Turner Window'
Dedicated to the memory of Alvan Turner who was Verger for 31 years and who died on 22nd August 1948. The Scutum Fedei, or Shield of the Trinity, is to be found at the top of the window together with the Fleur-de-lis.
Bottom: 'The Launchbury Window'
Given in memory of a loving husband John Launchberry 1923-1989. Although this window is more modern it was made from reclaimed Victorian glass by Keith Brettle and installed in 1990.The symbol of a cross passing through a crown is often interpreted as the reward in heaven (the crown) coming after the trials in this life (the cross).

Walsingham Chapel Window on the South Side

'The Guest Window'

This area of the Church was at one time the children's corner and the window depicts the young Jesus entering the Temple at Jerusalem.
It is in memory of Albert Peter Guest, 27th October, 1966 and Beryl Eileen Guest, 8th June, 2000. The window was dedicated in 1969 and was manufactured by Claude Price. The Lower section was restored in 1990, by Keith Brettle, after damage caused during a break-in.

Some information contained on this page is courtesy of the Amblecote History Society from their leaflet 'Stained Glass - Holy Trinity Amblecote'     a revised version of this is
Available here

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