Grahamstown

Stained Glass Windows of the Grahamstown Cathedral

West Window

West Window

Depicts the Ascension of Our Lord
Made by Messrs Clayton and Bell of Newcastle, England
In memory of Dean William’s mother

West End of North Aisle

Depicts Our Lord and His disciples at the Sea of Galilee
Made by Messrs Buckeridge and Floyce of London
In memory of Revd Charles Frederick Overton, Incumbent of St George’s after the death of Dean Williams

Above the Lady Chapel Porch

Depicts the Annunciation
Made by Messrs James Powell of Whitechapel, London
Given by The women of the Diocese of Grahamstown

Three Circular Windows

Depicts the Holy Innocents, the Epiphany and Christus Rex
Made by Messrs James Powell of Whitechapel, London
In memory of Edwin Noel Deurden, infant son of Prof. J.E. and Mrs Deurden

Above the Door in the North Aisle

Adoration of the Shepherds

Depicts the adoration of the shepherds

Made by Messrs James Powell of Whitechapel, London
In memory of Henry Reade Woodrooffe

Above the Door to the Chapter House

The Epiphany

Depicts the Epiphany of Our Lord.
Made by Messrs James Powell of Whitechapel, London
In memory of Robert John Mullins

Clerestory Windows in the Chancel

Depicts the worship of heaven. All round the choir may be seen members of the heavenly orchestra. Two-light windows in the sanctuary show the four archangels, Raphael, Uriel, Michael and Gabriel
Made by Messrs Charles Powell of London
Given by the persons whose names are recorded on the brass plaques below each window

The Great East Window

East Window

Depicts Christ reigning in the midst of His Church. Above and below him are the worshipping angels. At the foot stands St George. In the two middle lights beginning at the top are St Peter with keys and St Paul with a sword, beneath them is St Stephen with a stone representing the diaconate; a priest an archbishop and a bishop. In the outside lights are the Blessed Virgin and St Mary Magdelene and beneath them Moses and St John the Baptist. The words on the scrolls running through the windows are those of the Te Deum
Made by Messrs Charles Powell of London
In memory of the Revd John Heavyside, Colonial Chaplain; presented by his daughter.

South Aisle

The windows as we see them were inserted by Revd Heavyside in the 1850s (restored in the 1980s, and in need of further restoration); these windows were considered to have a papistical appearance when they were put in

West End of South Aisle

Depicts the Annunciation with figures of David and St Cecilia in the lower panels
Made by Messrs Charles Powell of London
In memory of Dr F.A. Saunders’ first wife presented by Dr Saunders in 1893

A magazine article on the Cathedral stained glass windows written by Graeme Lund is available as a pdf document