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A visit to South Molton in north Devon, included a guided walk and talk to some of the towns special places; that included a look inside the Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene, a Grade 1 listed building.

"Stained glass windows have been used in churches since the 4th century. To begin with, it often replaced earlier wall paintings whose purpose was to explain bible stories to a largely illiterate congregation.

The medieval church of St. Mary Magdalene was adapted in Georgian times to suit changing Anglican services, and this resulted in the 15th century traceried windows being altered, however by this date any medieval stained glass had long since disappeared.

Victorian stained glass windows are usually commemorating members of prosperous local families.
These were very expensive, especially so at South Molton where so many of the windows were particularly large."

This particular window was brought to our attention, as it depicts the part of the Bible story showing the First Miracle when Jesus changed the water into wine at The Marriage at Cana.

The window was dedicated to an Elinor Kingdon (1832-1898) wife of John Abraham Kingdon, a prominent member of the town.
As far as I know, there are very few windows that depict this scene, and that is why it was brought to our attention.

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  • Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean113) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 907 W: 0 N: 3127] (12211)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2018-09-27
  • Categories: Arte
  • Camera: Panasonic Lumix TZ70
  • Exposição: 1/28 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2019-02-07 13:09
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