St Martin's Church-Window and Panels

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St Martin's Church

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Potternewton, Leeds



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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Composite
  • Glass Stained Glass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: This memorial is a three light stained glass window by Kempe and Co. In the centre light is the Archangel Michael triumphing over a dragon. In each of the outer 2 lights are two roundels surrounded by a laurel wreath and white roses. Top left: A priest giving Communion to 4 soldiers in the ruins of a building. "We therefore pray Thee help Thy servants". Bottom left: St. George on horseback slaying a dragon. "Make them to be numbered with Thy saints". Top right: A soldier standing in battledress with a rifle in the ruins of the battlefield with Christ on the cross. "Whom Thou has redeemed with Thy precious blood". Bottom right: St. Martin on horseback cutting his cloak in two with a beggar and a marching soldier. "In glory everlasting". In the tracery Christ crucified and two angels. "By they Cross and Passion Thou hast redeemed the World". There are wooden panels surrounding and under the windows on which are recorded the dead from two World Wars.
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Below the window: 1914 - 1918 + 1939 - 1945/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE TWO WORLD WARS; Lefthand panel: 1914-1918/ NAMES OF THE FALLEN/ (names); Right hand panel: 1939-1945/ NAMES OF THE FALLEN/ (names)

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