2015 Welsh Saints, St Benedict’s Church
These are four windows for St Benedict’s Church in Clydach near Swansea commissioned on the theme of four Welsh Saints:
St Non, Dewi Sant (St David), St Gwenffrewi (St Winifred) and St Telio
I designed some windows for this church 10 years ago, the Windows of Compassion series, and it’s a privilage to be asked to make another contribution to the building.
Each window uses symbols of Saint: the planting and patronage of fruit trees by St Teilo and his riding of a stag to claim land; the plan of the Holy Well of St Gwenffrewi with symbols of her matyrdom, the stone arch of St Non’s Well in Pembrokeshire containing her Cross and the lightning that, legend has it, raged during the storm into which St David/Dewi Sant was born.Finally, St David’s window contains his classic symbol, the leek, as well as the mound that ‘arose’ to facilitate his preaching and a representation of St David’s Cathedral, site of extensive pilgrimmage.
Please click on any of the images below to see it in more detail.