Colston Bassett
St John the Divine


The four light east chancel window is perpendicular in style. It is by Heaton Butler and Baynes and is leaded stained glass depicting the birth of Christ and scenes from his life leading to his crucifixion. It sits above a decorated string separating it from the decorated lower stone panelling and the carved stone reredos. Its appearance and without title suggests it was installed around the time the church was built.

East window
Details of the window

The aisle windows are three light, square headed and the clerestory windows are three light, all have perpendicular decoration and have trefoil heads, lead glazed with pink coloured glass border.

The west window

The upper Clerestory windows are hooded perpendicular style and of simple decoration. The lower windows of the aisles and chancel are triple lancet with trefoil decoration. The perpendicular east altar window is divided, it has a hooded perpendicular upper half with stained glass and leaded glazing, the lower outside being three stone panels of trefoil lancet shape. The west window, also perpendicular, is divided with a toothed string, the upper and lower triple lancets are trefoil decoration. The upper lead glazing to the lancets is patterned and the lower section is plain lead glaze. The porch has a small trefoil double lancet to each side wall with plain lead glazing. A tall simple lancet window is fitted to each of the north and south walls of the chancel.

All the other windows in the building are installed with lead glazed plain glass conventional with the age of the church.