Left: Whole window. Right: Closer view of Hope, looking up towards the cross in the tracery lights.

Hope, Charity and Faith, from designs by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898). Made by Morris & Co., this was installed as the east window in the Lady Chapel of Richard Norman Shaw's All Saints, Leek in 1887. The design is often seen, and dates from the 1860s: "at Bicester is a window of 1866 with Faith, Hope, and Charity, a design frequently to be repeated" (Sherwood and Pevsner 374). There too it is described as being in the east window of a south chapel, at St Edburg's in Bicester. On our own site, Hope also appears, though in different colours, in a window in St Martin's Church, Brampton, Cumbria, and Charity appears in, for example, St Cybi's Church, Holyhead.

Photographs taken and kindly sent in by Michael Critchlow. 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 UR or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. Click on the images to enlarge them.]

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Sherwood, Jennnifer and Niikolaus Pevsner . Oxfordshire. Buildings of England series. London: Penguin, 1974.

Created 16 November 2015