East Window, Christ in Majesty, by Sir Ninian Comper, in Southwark Cathedral. 1950, according to Robert Eberhard, but, according to the cathedral's own website, created in 1948. Jesus is shown with his arms and radiance extending from the central panel,, and the Virgin Mary and St John on either side of him, as in a crucifixion scene (the more usual subject of an east window). But, having ascended, he is shown with the Holy Spirit above him, doves flocking towards him, and a starry globe at his feet. The predominant celestial blue is very striking. The cathedral website adds that there is another window here by Comper, in the north choir aisle, as well as "[e]xamples of his architecture and furnishing work ... in the retrochoir as he designed the chapels and many of their fittings."

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Related Material


Eberhard, Robert. "Stained Glass Windows at the Cathedral, Southwark, Inner London." Church Stained Glass Windows. Web. 22 February 2019.

"List Entry" (for Southwark Cathedral). Historic England. Web. 22 February 2019.

"Stained Glass: Southwark Cathedral." Southwark Cathedral. Web. 22 February 2019.

Created 22 February 2019