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The inscription along the bottom of the window reads:
The window depicts the three cardinal virtues of faith, hope and love. In the lower part of the window are symbolic figures representing these three virtues. Above them are three figures who might be seen as personifying the virtues, each accompanied by a scriptural quotation also focusing on those virtues. In the middle is Simeon (for hope) with the words “God is our hope and strength” from Psalm 46.1; to the left is a male figure (Stephen (?) for faith) with the words “The just shall live by faith” from Habakkuk 2.4; to the right is a female figure clothing a beggar (for charity – perhaps Dorcas (from Acts 9.36-43)) with the words “Bear ye one anothers burdens” from Galatians 6.2. Angels in the side panels proclaim: “Follow after Righteousness, Godliness, Faith, Love, Patience” from 1 Timothy 6.11, below which on either side is the “AS” monogram of Arthur Strutt.
The inscription at the bottom of the window, across all five panels, reads:
3On the south side, near to the east end, is a window commissioned by the parish to celebrate the millennium in the year 2000. Most of the window remains clear glass, but it carries the Babbington coat of arms, including the motto “FOY EST TOUT” (Faith is all). In a panel beneath this is the inscription:
4The next window along is a memorial to Henry Strutt, the 3rd Baron Belper, who was buried at sea. The memorial shows the baron’s coat of arm to the centre and a lion rampant in each side window. The panel towards the bottom of the window reads:
Not far from the window is a wall plaque also dedicated to him.
11In the nave north aisle is a memorial window to George and Sarah Beeby. George was a churchwarden for 50 years. The Beeby family have farmed in the village for well over 150 years and continue to this present day. The window depicts the Lord blessing the harvest and his followers in the community. An angel sits in the uppermost quatrefoil. Also in the tracery is the inscription:
The scriptural quotation comes from Mark 2.28 (with duplicates in Matthew 12.8 and Luke 6.5). Along the bottom of the window is the dedication inscription:
The westernmost of the two windows depicts St Paul and St John. St Paul carries a sword and is saying “I can do all things through Christ” (Philippians 4.13) and “Hold fast that which is good” (1 Thessalonians 5.21). St John holds a chalice and says “He that followeth me shall have the Light of Life” (John 8.12) and “He that loveth not knoweth not God” (1 John 4.8).
13The easternmost window on the north belongs with the St Paul and St John window. It is in the same style but depicts two Old Testament figures: Moses and Isaiah. Moses states “I have set before thee Life and Good, Death and Evil” (from Deuteronomy 30.19) and “The Lord be with thee” (passim). Isaiah says “He will swallow up Death in victory” (Isaiah 25.8) and “Surely he hath borne our griefs” (Isaiah 53.4)