Jesus as the Good Shepherd Meeting the Sick, the Blind and the Lame. Jesus is shown with with crown of thorns (emphasising his fellow-suffering), his shepherd's staff, and a sacramental vessel with, perhaps, balm. He opens out his arms to the people in front of him: a girl huddled on the ground, holding a stick; a haggard-looking man with a crutch, an elderly man with closed eyes, feeling his way towards him, and a sad woman clinging to her babe-in-arms. Other sufferers can be seen behind them.

The balm or salve
that Jeus carries.

There is not much splendour here, except for Jesus's red robe, but there are enough similarities in this, and the general composition (particularly the angels above and below) to date this window to the same period as Dixon's others here, that is, c. 1890.

Appropriately enough, the window is dedicated to the memory of Edward Evans ("surgeon in this town for many years," who died in 1860), his wife Caroline Martha and their son Edward Charles Robert and daughter Caroline Mariaime.

Links to Related Material: Dixon's Other Windows in St John the Baptist

Photographs by Colin Price with text by Jacqueline Banerjee. You may use the images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or to the Victorian Web in a print document. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]


"Christ the Good Shepherd Greeting the Sick and the Lame." Gwydr Lliw yng Nghymru (Stained Glass in Wales). Web. 19 January 2023.

Created 19 January 2023