Nave and Altar

William Morris and Co

The Arts and Crafts Movement


This was their first ecclesiastical commission and (uniquely) the only church in Britain to have all its windows designed by Morris and his colleagues..


A delightful feature of the church is the series of three large windows along the south side of the nave which flood the space with light. Uncoloured glass admits this light and contrasts with rich colours in the three triptychs: the Sermon on the Mount by Dante Gabriel Rossetti nearest the altar, St. Paul preaching at Athens in the centre window by William Morris, and Christ Blessing the Children by Edward Burne-Jones in the third window.

 

Capturing afternoon sunshine, the Rose window above the west door depicts scenes from the Creation that include a richly coloured Adam and Eve that is considered

to be one of the best small scale designs in stained glass by William Morris.