The Parish Church of St. Mary,
These, without exception, are memorial windows, put in 1876-
North Aisle, east end.
Robert Ascroft d. 1876
At the top of the window
“ Thine alms have gone up for a memorial before God”
In the left hand compartment, almsgiving is illustrated, and in the right, the Good
Samaritan. There is a brass plaque beneath the window. Besides being Town Clerk
of Preston 1852-
North Wall, east of centre
John Walmsley d. 1896
Signed ”Sewards of Lancaster 1897”, this window was subscribed for by his workpeople and is just behind the pew he used to occupy.
South Aisle, east end
John Cooper, bur 1888
At the top of the window:
“ Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly before God”
The three compartments have female figures represented “Fides”, “Spes” and “Caritas”: Faith, Hope and Charity. John Cooper lived at “The Oaks” and his funeral was the occasion for a 2,000 word sermon reprinted in the magazine.
South Wall, east
Christopher Walton, fl. 16th Century
Christopher Walton gave the benefaction that formed the basis for Hutton School. The window, by Cox and Buckley of London, was given by a descendant in 1891. At the top of the window is the Achievement of Walton, and the glass below illustrates:
“Suffer the little children to come unto me”.
South wall, centre
Mary Rawstorne d. 1900
Three compartments illustrate famous women of the New Testament. At the centre is the Virgin Mary. On the left the text “She hath done what she could” adorns the picture of Mary of Bethany, who is seen holding the phial from which she anointed Jesus (Mk 14). On the right is Dorcas, the seamstress, “Full of good works and almsgiving” (Ac 9). A brass on the sill records the dedication of the window in 1901.
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