Boughton
St Matthew

Glass

Stained glass windows are provided on the Eastern Chancel and the Western Nave walls. The former was the gift of the Pickin family in the memory of W J Pickin and the latter in the memory of Mr & Mrs Frogson

East Window

The East Window is of three main lights. The middle light depicts the Crucifixion, with the words “BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD”. To the left is the Resurrection of Christ, with the inscription “I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE”, and to the right is the Ascension (“I ASCEND UNTO MY FATHER AND YOUR FATHER”). Below on the left is Christ receiving children (“SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME”), on the right Christ takes a child into his arms to teach (“DESPISE NOT ONE OF THESE LITTLE ONES”) and in the middle (though partly hidden) is Christ as the Good Shepherd.

A board near the south end of the altar rail is inscribed:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
HIS SERVANT WILLIAM JOHN PICKIN
THE EAST WINDOW IN THIS CHURCH IS
PROVIDED BY HIS RELATIVES FRIENDS AND
NEIGHBOURS
MAINLY BY HIS EXERSIONS AND LIBERALITY
THIS CHURCH WAS REBUILT AND A
THE RESIDENT CLERGYMAN SECURED TO THE
PARISH
THE INFANT SCHOOL WAS BUILT AND EN-
DOWED AT HIS EXPENSE.
HE ENDED A LONG LIFE OF CHRISTIAN
BENEVOLENCE AND ACTIVE ENDEVOURS
TO PROMOTE THE LOVE OF GOD AND THE
WELFARE OF HIS FELLOW MEN ON NOV : 9
1869 IN THE 82ND YEAR OF HIS AGE AT
WHITEMOOR WHICH HAD BEEN HIS HOME
AND RESDENCE FOR 80 YEARS
HE IS BURIED NEAR HIS WIFE AND SON
AT THE CHURCH OF ST MARY-LE-WIGFORD
LINCOLN
A SINCERE CHRISTIAN AND A CONSISTANT
CHURCHMAN HE DID JUSTICE LOVED MER-
CY AND WALKED HUMBLY WITH HIS GOD
WHATSOEVER HIS HAND FOUND TO DO HE
DID IT WITH HIS MIGHT NOT SLOTHFULLY
IN BUSINESS HE WAS FERVENT IN
SERVING THE LORD
HIS MEMORY WILL LONG BE CHERISHED
IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTY WHERE HE

WAS BEST KNOWN AND LOVED

West Windows

The two lancets making up the main lights of the window in the west wall are fairly well separated and perhaps best considered as two windows.

Southern West Window

This depicts two scenes from the story of the Good Samaritan (the first one being the lower one, so the window has to be read upwards.) Text in the window reads:

HE TOOK OUT TWO PENCE AND GAVE THEM TO THE HOST

A CERTAIN SAMARITAN HAD COMPASSION ON HIM

and along the bottom is the inscription:

ERECTED IN LOVING MEMORY OF HENRY AND SARAH FROGSON

Northern West Window

This shows two scenes from the story of Dorcas (Acts 9.36-41). Like the other window this has to be read from bottom to top. Text in the window reads:

PETER TURNING HIM TO THE BODY SAID TABITHA ARISE
THE WIDOWS STOOD BY HIM WEEPING AND SHEWING THE OATS AND GARMENTS WHICH DORCAS MADE

(There is evidently a spelling error in this and ‘OATS’ should be read as ‘COATS’.)

Along the bottom is the inscription:

THEIR DAUGHTERS SARAH ANN DENMAN AND BETSY SIMPSON AD 1879