Nave windows

The windows in the nave were designed by Brian Thomas, who also designed many of the windows for St Paul’s London and Westminster Abbey after World War II. They were made by Whitefriars Studios, England. The theme of the windows is “The Unknown God; Him I now proclaim”, and they tell the history of man’s relationship with God.

Standing at the rear of the nave, looking towards the high altar:

 The first window on the right depicts Jacob, the patriarch who wrestled with an angel (top); Moses the mighty law-giver (middle); and David, the hero-king (bottom).

The first window on the right depicts Jacob, the patriarch who wrestled with an angel (top); Moses the mighty law-giver (middle); and David, the hero-king (bottom).

 The second window on the right presents three earlier visionaries - Isaiah at the top, Jeremiah, and at the bottom Ezekiel in the valley of dried bones.

The second window on the right presents three earlier visionaries - Isaiah at the top, Jeremiah, and at the bottom Ezekiel in the valley of dried bones.

 The third window on the right depicts Saint Paul making his famous speech to the people of Athens. His conversion is shown in the centre of the window.

The third window on the right depicts Saint Paul making his famous speech to the people of Athens. His conversion is shown in the centre of the window.

 The first window on the left shows the birth of Jesus - the manger scene with the three wise men (middle); in the pane below we find Jesus in his ministry.

The first window on the left shows the birth of Jesus - the manger scene with the three wise men (middle); in the pane below we find Jesus in his ministry.

 In the second window on the left we see Christ on the Cross between the two thieves (lower); above is the body in the tomb, then two rainbows dividing earth from heaven; and above that Jesus reigning in glory.

In the second window on the left we see Christ on the Cross between the two thieves (lower); above is the body in the tomb, then two rainbows dividing earth from heaven; and above that Jesus reigning in glory.

 The third window on the left represents the church in action, and illustrates the instruments used in worship (from the bottom up): the ewer and basin for service; the purple stole representing penance; the chalice and paten used in Holy Eucharist; the marriage knot; the Prince of Wales feathers symbolising the Holy Spirit; the baptism shell; and the Bible (middle). Above is the ark, the symbol of the church, with the cross on top, and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit represented by the dove.

The third window on the left represents the church in action, and illustrates the instruments used in worship (from the bottom up): the ewer and basin for service; the purple stole representing penance; the chalice and paten used in Holy Eucharist; the marriage knot; the Prince of Wales feathers symbolising the Holy Spirit; the baptism shell; and the Bible (middle). Above is the ark, the symbol of the church, with the cross on top, and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit represented by the dove.