St Giles – Sarah Jane Simons Memorial WIndow

This window was the gift of William Henry Simons, a local builder, and his children in memory of William’s wife, Sarah Jane (Abbott) as stated in the dedication:

“Giving thanks to God for the beloved memory of Sarah Jane Simons who died on 9th Nov. 1918, her husband and children dedicated this window A.D. 1919”

The window depicts the Annunciation. In the left light, Gabriel’s rod bears the words “Ave Maria” while, in the right light, the words “Ecce ancilla Domini” (Behold the handmaiden of the Lord) appear over Mary.


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