St. Bartholomew's Millenium Window


The work and words of Graham Chaplin

As you will see the windows depicts a strong Christ figure in the top section. I have taken this from the Book of Revelations. Christ is shown in Rev.1:13 " a son of man" and v16 "in his right hand he held seven stars". These symbolising the seven churches, and in the distance the Holy City, ".. The new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven" Rev.2:2.

These are woven together with a river, Rev.22:1 "Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God" "..also before the throne there was what looked like, a sea of glass, clear as crystal Rev.4:6.

Below Christ is portrayed with Satan, the serpent being crushed at his feet, this is the symbolic conquest of good over evil.

The river links this to the middle section of the window, which is the nativity, the birth of Christ, behind which the crucifixion stands out on the distant hillside, and below all of this, it then flows around, and disappears into the circle containing the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.