Saint Peter and Paul Parish Church, Borden

... a village church for all denominations

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Stained Glass


Annunciation WindowThe window at the easternmost end of the Lady Chapel shows the Annunciation of the Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The Archangel Gabriel announces to Mary that she is to be the Mother of the Saviour of the world.  Like many of the windows in the church, the uppermost elements of the window are constructed from fragments of mediaeval glass.
The window includes verses from Our Lady's Magnificat (Luke 1: 46 - 55), from Psalm 91: 11, and from the prophets (Isaiah 7 :14 and Micah 5 : 2)

Adoration of Magi

Adoration of MagiMoving to the west, the next window shows the adoration of the Magi, with Our Lady and the Christ child in the central light with the gifts of the wise men at their feet.  The Magi occupy the other two lights.
The dedication reads,
"To the glory of God and to commemorate the many years of the office of Churchwarden held by him in this parish, this and the adjoining window in the Lady Chapel are dedicated by Alfred Tidy AD1908
Both these windows were made by T.F. Curtis, Warden Hughes

Christ the light of the world

Christ the light of the worldThe next window is clearly a copy of the painting by William Holman Hunt, completed in 1851/3, which now hangs in Keble College, Oxford.
This window was recently restored by the Friends of Borden Church.

The adoration of the shepherds

Adoration of the shepherdsThe gospels do not record how the infant Christ responded to the shepherds' attempts to charm Him with bagpipes!
The dedication reads,
"To the glory of God & in loving memory of his beloved & loving wife, Rosali Sophia, born March 15th 1818, died December 1st 1900.  This window is dedicated by Alfred Tidy of this parish.
Although, they are not signed by the manufacturer, this and the windows showing Our Lord receiving children and St Augustine baptising Ethelbert are almost certainly the work of Heaton, Butler and Bayne.

Of such is the kingdom of heaven

Of such is the kingdom of heavenThis window shows Our Lord happily receiving children as one of his deiciples looks on with some disapproval in the background.  (Luke 18: 15 - 17)
Appropriately, this window is sited by the font, in which children (of all ages) are formally welcomed into the Church today.
The dedication reads,
"To the glory of God and in memory of William Tidy, died April 8th 1870, aged 86 years & of Elizabeth Tidy, died December 30th 1879, aged 89 years.  Dedicated by their son, Alfred Tidy 1905