Left: Whole window. Right: Closer view of the right-hand light, with John the Baptist preaching. [Click on all the images to enlarge them.]

Scenes from the Life of St. John the Baptist. Lavers, Barraud and Westlake. Probably 1880s (see Crampin). South wall of the south aisle, Church of St John the Baptist, Cardiff. The three-light window shows Zacharias in the central light, writing "His name is John" on a tablet (as in Luke 1, 63) with Elizabeth looking on, head bowed. In the background are the tiny baby, brought for circumcision, and two onlookers. The scene on the left is of Mary greeting a seated Elizabeth. Joseph, holding a spray of lilies, and Zacharias, are both looking on. In the right-hand light, John the Baptist is shown preaching, holding his familiar staff, while people listen with rapt attention.

In the tracery lights are two musician angels, and below the main figures are patriarchs and angels holding texts.

Photographs by Colin Price, and text and formatting by Price and Jacqueline Banerjee. These images may be used 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 cite the Victorian Web in a print one.


Crampin, Martin. Scenes from the Life of St John the Baptist. Gwydir Lliw Nghymru: Stained Glass in Wales Web. 6 February 2023.

Created 9 November 2016