Left: Whole window. Right: Closer view of St Paul.

St Barnabas and St Paul, Church of St Margaret, Bodelwyddan, Clwyd, N. Wales, by T. F. Curtis, designer for Ward and Hughes. 1910. At the west end of the north wall, this two-light window shows St Barnabas with the text "Son of Consolation" above him, and St Paul with the text "Courage and Faith." Above them in the tracery lights are a plump Dove of the Holy Spirit and, on either side, angels bearing the saints' names. St Barnabas is seen with his book of scriptures, and St Paul with the sword, the instrument of his martyrdom. These two were brought together by divine guidance to be missionaries for the early churrch (see Acts 13). Below the figures is a long inscription: "To the glory of God and in loving memory of Robert ap Hugh died October 1897 aged 46 and Owen John died October 1908 aged 56, 3rd and 4th sons of Sir Hugh Williams Bart. of Bodelwyddan and Henrietta his wife, daughter of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn of Wynnstay. This window is dedicated by their brothers and sisters" (impossible to read here, but see Crampin).

Photographs by Colin Price. Text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. You may use these 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 cite the Victorian Web in a print one. Click on the images to enlarge them.

Related Material


Church of St Margaret (The Marble Church). British Listed Buildings. Web. 27 July 2021.

Crampin, Charlene, ed. Martin Crampin. "St Barnabas and St Paul." Stained Glass in Wales / Gwydr Lliw yng Nghymru. Web. 27 July 2021.

Created 25 July 2021