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There is a fine east window in the chancel, made by James Powell and Sons of Whitefriars, which was the gift of the Sixth Duke of Portland. It has five main lights, compared with the three in the window which it replaced. The subject is the Te Deum.
2This is a two-light window. The light to the east (on the left) is in memory of Ralph Harrison (Reader 1983-1990) and shows a reader’s insignia and the coat of arms of Southwell Diocese, whilst the light to the west is in memory of Wilfred Reeve (Reader 1963-1990) and shows a reader’s insignia and the coat of arms of Derby Diocese.
Ralph Harrison became a member of St Wilfrid’s in 1948, and from then until his untimely death in 1990 at the age of 62, he served in many capacities: PCC for 31 years, 26 of them as Church Warden. From 1966 to 1990 he was instrumental in running a flourishing Sunday School. In 1983 he became a licensed reader. It was said of him that: “Always he strove to get across the message of the Gospel in which his faith was rooted”. In the window a roundel depicting a man working on a tiled roof is surrounded with the text:
The date following his name (presumably the date of his death) is July 17 1990.
Less is currently known about Wilfred Reeve, but the roundel in his section of the window depicts a man playing an organ sourrounded by the text (from Psalm121.1):
He is given the date Nov 18 1990.
4This is a three-light window in the east wall of St Hilda’s Chapel. It depicts the appearance of the angels to the women at the empty tomb of Christ and carries the words (from Luke 24.5,6):
On a brass plate fixed to the windowsill are the words:
5This window is in the south wall of the St Hilda Chapel. It is a two-light window, with the image of St Hilda in the easternmost light and the image of St Wilfrid in the other.
Beside the head of St Hilda is a representation of Whitby Abbey, where she was abbess, and beneath her is a drawing of the present Church. Beneath St Wilfrid are the words:
6This window is designed as an additional War Memorial. Inscribed on a tablet below the window are the words:
The main section of the window depicts Christ receiving the homage of a soldier. Inscribed across both lights are the words (from John 15.13):
and below is the source of the quotation:
The western light depicts an scene representing local industries, with mills, factories, chimneys, pit-head gear and railway lines.
10This is a double lancet window under the Tower. It depicts the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. In the lancet to the left, the Virgin Mary carries a small cage with two doves in it. On the right, the Christ-Child is held in the arms of old Simeon. A panel at the foot of the left-hand light carries the words:
A panel at the foot of the right-hand light carries the words: