Peter Sinking in the Lake

William Wailes (1808-1881)


Stained glass

South aisle, second window, St Peter's Church


The second of the four matching south aisle windows installed here, before the rest of the church was built, and dealing with St Peter, to whom the church was dedicated. This is the episode when Peter sinks into the water, and Jesus helps him back to the boat (e.g. Matthew 14, 24-32, when Jesus says, "O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" (v.31)). [Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text below for links.]

Related Material

  • St Peter's Church, Part I: Exterior and Nave
  • St Peter's Church, Part II: Choir and Sanctuary, Keble Chapel and Fittings
  • Wailes's The Miraculous Draught of Fish
  • Wailes's Peter and the Keys
  • Wailes's Peter's Denial of Christ
  • Jesus on the Sea of Tiberias, by Edward Burne-Jones/Morris & Co (which shows the same episode, in the Keble Chapel here)
  • Photograph by John Salmon and text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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