St James's Church, Hampton Hill

The baptistry
stained glass windows

Three of the baptistry windows depict the scene of Jesus being presented in the Temple at Candlemas. Two of the windows show 'A' for alpha and 'O' for omega. Alpha and omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. They mean the beginning and the end and so remind us that God is the beginning and the end of all things and suggest his everlasting nature (see Revelation 1, v. 8).

The other two show
'I am the Good Shepherd' and 'I am the Light of the World'.
South side of baptistry Alpha and Omega
North side of baptistry (1923) Left panel: I am the Good Shepherd. Right panel: I am the Light of the World.
"To the glory of God and in Loving Memory of Richard Coad Pryor, Priest. Vicar of this Parish AD 1914-23. Erected by Parishioners and Friends."

Alpha

Omega

I am the Good Shepherd

I am the Light of the World

I am the Good Shepherd

I am the Light of the World



West side of baptistry Left panel: Simeon (1913)
"To the Glory of God and in memory of Alice Fitz-Wygram widow of the first vicar of the parish born April 8th 1839 entered into rest March 9th 1912. Erected by friends and parishioners."
Central panel: St Mary (1913) Mother of the Lord
" T
o the Glory of God in memory of Hon Rev Henry Bligh, vicar of this parish AD 1881-9 entered into rest March 4th 1905. From his wife and son."
Right panel: Anna (1913)
"To the Glory of God and in memory of Alice Fitzwygram widow of the first vicar of this parish. Born Apnl 8th 1839. Entered into rest March 9th 1912 Erected by her relatives."

Simeon St. Mary

Anna

 

Simeon

St. Mary

Anna


St James's Church
The Parish Church of St James, Hampton Hill, TW12 1DQ
Main site: stjames-hamptonhill.org.uk