Stained Glass Windows
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|Holy Trinity is blessed
with beautiful stained glass windows - twelve in all, that brighten the
interior of the church with their rich colors and vivid scenes.
All but two of the windows were given in memory of loved ones. Some of the following information about the windows was obtained from Holy Trinity annual reports. The majority came from parishioners familiar with the families of those remembered and with their involvement in Holy Trinity.
Above: The Emmaus Window
|The Emmaus Window above the altar portrays the Supper at Emmaus, when Jesus appeared to his
disciples, saying THIS DO IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME. The window was donated
by the women of the parish and dedicated by Reverend H. Berry (Honorary
Associate) at Easter - April 13, 1958, just four years after the new church
had been dedicated by the Bishop of New Westminster - the Rt. Rev. Godfrey
Gower, who later became a parishioner of Holy Trinity.
Above:The Tingle Window
Tingle Window in the south sanctuary (to the right of the altar) depicts
Jesus with Martha and Mary. The inscription reads MARY SAT AT JESUS FEET
AND HEARD HIS WORD. Bishop Godfrey Gower dedicated this window on November
12, 1961, It was given by four members of the Tingle family in loving memory
of brothers S/L Cyril Nisbett Tingle: F/L Aubrey Tingle: and cousin P/O
Leicester James Tingle - all killed in active service with the Royal Canadian
Air. Force and brother Cyril N Tingle (d. 1959) and his wife Beryl B. Tingle
son Robert Tingle is a parishioner at Holy Trinity. His wife - Mrs. Emily
Tingle, died in 1990 after many years of service to Holy Trinity. It was
recorded that she was presented with a silver tray from the Church School
in 1969 on her retirement after 13 years as Superintendent. She was also
active with the W.A.
Above: This do in remembrance of me
- South Cloister
|The South Cloister
has two richly colored windows - one depicting Jesus holding a chalice
and saying THIS DO IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME. This window was given in 1993
by the Ott family in memory of Lois Elizabeth Ott. Mrs. Ott attended the
Sunday 8 am and Thursday services primarily. It is recorded that she was
on the committee that selected the present Rectory. Her husband, Dr. Reverend
Gordon Ott, who died in 1981, was a long time member of the parish.
Above: I am the Good Shepherd
|The second cloister
window portrays Jesus surrounded by sheep and holding a lamb, saying I
AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD The window was given in memory of Claire lrene Scarth
(d. 1987) and Will Blakeman Scarth (d. 1985). William Scarth - a lawyer,
was the Peoples Warden from 1971 (or earlier) to 1974. He also filled in
on the organ when needed.
Above: For unto you a child is born.
Donated by Lillian F, Clarke, a very active
member of the church
- The South Wall
The south wall
of the church has four stained glass windows, In the first window Mary
is seated, holding the baby Jesus, with Joseph standing behind them holding
a lantern. It says FOR UNTO YOU A CHILD IS BORN, and was donated by Lillian
F, Clarke, a very active member of the church. Mrs. Clarke was President
of the Altar Guild from 1972 to 1980 and with the Guild until her death
in l986. She also served on the Parish Council.
Above: Let the little children come unto me.
It was given in 1984 by
Vivien Ellis in memory of her husband E. Earl Ellis
|In the second window
Jesus is shown with a group of children, saying LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN
COME UNTO ME. It was given by Vivien Ellis in memory of her husband E.
Earl Ellis, in 1984. The Ellis's formerly owned the Peter Pan Ballroom,
located on West Broadway in Vancouver, before retiring to their cottage
at Maple and Marine Drive in White Rock.
Above: His father saw him and had compassion
- South Wall
|The third window
depicts the prodigal son returning to his father, with the words HIS FATHER
SAW HIM AND HAD COMPASSION. It was given in 1967 by Gertrude Northeast
in memory of her husband Arthur Northeast. Arthur is remembered as one
of the volunteers who cleaned stucco off the cement blocks used in the
construction of the present church in 1952. The used blocks came from a
demolished building on a golf course. Mrs. Northeast was active in the
ACW until her 99th year, was honored at a tea on her 100th birthday and
died at the age of 103. Her daughter Florence Crowther is a parishioner
and attends the Thursday morning service.
Above: Saint Augustine Of Canterbury
|The fourth window
portrays Saint Augustine Of Canterbury. It was given by Eugene and Flora
Wadey in 1986 in memory of their infant son Miles. They attended Holy Trinity
for a year, then went back to Montreal, where their families were located.
Above: Peace be with you
The North Wall
|The North wall
of the church has three lovely windows. The first is very contemporary
with a tropical scene showing pink hibiscus and bright red anthurium flowers,
a seagull and the water, saying Peace Be With You.
It was given in
1987 by son Gordon Ellis and family of Richmond, in memory of Vivien Ellis.
Vivien loved to travel, especially to Hawaii, so the flowers of Hawaii
were used when glass artists Patricia Sephton of the parish and her associate
Pat Hilton were commissioned to design and fabricate the window.
Above: I am the Good Shepherd
|The second window on the north wall again depicts Jesus with sheep and lambs, saying, "I AM THE GOOD
SHEPHERD." It was given in 1968 in memory of Joseph Henry Jacobs, by his
wife Rose. The Jacobs came to Canada from the U.K. and farmed in Saskatchewan
and Chilliwack, before moving to White Rock in 1960. Rose was active in
the WA. until her death in 1978.
Above: I will lift
up mine eyes unto the hills
The third window
is also very contemporary, depicting a mountain scene, with a lovely waterfall
and pool, stating I will Lift Up Mine eyes unto the Hills. It was given
by the Sephton family in 1987 in memory of mother Alice M. Sephton, brother
Michael J. Sephton, with a lower plaque in memory of father Thomas Hiram
Sephton (1904-1988). The window was dedicated by Archbishop Douglas Hambidge
on September 20, 1988. Peter Sephton and his father personally selected
the verse, then Patricia Sephton and her associate Pat Hilton designed
and fabricated the window.
|The west wall is
dominated by the large Ascension Window, a glorious sunburst of rays of
light emanating from a figure of Jesus The inscription says, "GO AND MAKE
DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND
OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AND REMEMBER, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS TO
THE END OF THE AGE. MATTHEW 28:19,20." The window was given by the Bates
and Ortner families It was blessed and dedicated on March 27,1993 by Bishop
Michael Ingham. The lower left panel of the window states that it is in
loving memory of Harry W.D. Bates and sister Nell, and brothers Ronald,
Joseph and Billy.
lower right panel states that it is in loving memory of Cecil and Hetty
Ortner and daughters Alice and Geraldine. Harry Bates was
Head Sidesman for years and is remembered as being very helpful and handy
with tools around the church. Jean Bates continues to be a member of the
church, having been Senior Sidesperson, and with the ACW and Altar Guild. Hetty Ortner was
active in the church before her death in 1971. Daughter Alice Ortner continued
this tradition, as VP of the evening ACW, active with the Altar Guild and
secretary of the Ways & Means Committee until her death in 1993.
Above the double
doors at the entrance to the church are three panes of white glass, with
the edges stenciled in black and green patterns. It is thought that they
were brought from the original Holy Trinity Church on Victoria Avenue.