The Victory Window

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Reference WMO252486

Address:

Christ Church,

Burntwood,

Lichfield

Lichfield

Burntwood, Lichfield, Staffordshire

WS7 9EA

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Stained glass window
Materials:
  • Glass Stained Glass
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The window symbolises the triumph of good over evil when the Allies defeated the Axis Forces during World War 11. In the left panel is a depiction of the Archangel Michael (St. Michael) and in the right, a depiction of St George slaying the dragon – again symbolic of tile power of good over evil. Several members of the armed forces and civilians are also depicted as a tribute to those who fought either overseas or on the home front. In the bottom right hand corner is a portrayal of St.Hubert, represented as a hunter, the son of the Duke of Ouienne, a French nobleman. Hubert is kneeling in a forest clearing around 700 AD, gazing at a stag. Within the horns of the stag is an image of Christ crucified, with radiant beams of light emanating from the image.. Upon seeing this vision, Hubert became a Christian and by 708 AD had become Bishop of Liege. Hubert was eventually adopted as the Patron Saint of the Mentally Ill. When consideration is given to the fact that St. Matthew's Psychiatric Hospital stood approximately half a mile to the east of Christ Church and was one of several psychiatric hospitals in this area, it is extremely fitting that St, Hubert's image was included in this window, as The Vicar of Christ Church was also Chaplain at St. Matthew's.
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