Helen Whittaker

2009 St. Thomas of Canterbury, East Clandon, Surrey

St.Thomas Beckett South Wall, westernmost window (0.88m x 1.93m) + Picture 

The subject of the window appears to be the moment immediately before the martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket, the patron Saint of this church. Whilst the murder took place in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, the scene in the window is set in the Trinity Chapel of the Cathedral, which was only built about thirty years after the death of St. Thomas. The stained glass which can be seen in the right light depicts the miracles attributed to him.

In the small tracery lights at the top are four angels holding shields bearing some of the emblems of Christ’s passion .These refer to the suffering about to be endured by Thomas.



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