St Mary and All Saints


All the stained glass insertions in the windows of Willoughby church were carried out in the late 19th century (altar window) and early 20th century.


The earliest stained glass window can be seen at the east end of the chancel (altar window). No maker’s mark is evident but it is by W G Taylor of Berners Street, London, and a commemorative plaque underneath this window states:

This window was erected by Joseph Clarke, vicar of Ealing (Hants), in loving memory of his parents, John Clarke who died January 1829, aged 58 year and Anne Clarke, who died 1832, aged 57 years. The Memory of the just is blessed.

It depicts St Mark in the left hand panel, Jesus appearing to the disciples in the middle three panels, and St Luke in the right hand panel. This stained glass window was inserted at the time of the 1891 chancel restoration.

East window St Mark Detail St Luke

The south chancel, with a band extending over the narrow plinth, has two 19th century arched three-light windows with cusped panel tracery, hood mould and label stops.  

South Aisle

The window at the east end of the south aisle is of three panels and a commemorative brass plaque states:

This window was erected by the parishioners to the glory of God in grateful
memory of Emily Millard, wife of the vicar of this parish, who has endeared herself
to all by unbounded kindness and geniality and through whose strenuous labour and enthusiasm
the complete restoration of this church was mainly accomplished. A.D. 1912.

The left hand panel depicts St Mark (M), middle panel St Dorcas (D) and the right hand panel St Elizabeth (E). The small apex pane depicts the Greek medieval Christogram of HIS. No maker’s name/mark is in evidence but the window is in a similar style of Charles Powell.

East window of
the south aisle
St Mark St Dorcas St Elizabeth


The other nave and vestry windows on the south side are of clear leaded glass but the vestry window on the west side is of mixed pale coloured glass (green and amber).

The windows of the clerestory are also of small panes of leaded pale coloured glass.


The coloured glass window in the bell tower depicts the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. The inscription reads:

This window is given by John
Garton Baldock of this Parish,
and dedicated to the Glory of God
in humble gratitude for the restor=
= ation of the Church. A.D.1909.

North Aisle

Window in west end
of the north aisle

Detail of

St Michael

At the west end of the north aisle is a window depicting St Michael in its central panel. The two outer panels are of plain stippled glass and read:

In memory of the life-long work for God, this light is
erected to his faithful servant Samuel Screaton by
members of the congregation and friends, 1827 – 1916.

On the north wall of the kitchen area is a two-panelled window. In one is the figure of St Elizabeth and in the other is a figure of St Anne. The apex panel depicts Christ holding the Christogram (medieval design). These panels were installed in memory of Elizabeth Moorhouse:

To the glory of God and in loving memory of Elizabeth Moorhouse, who died
June 17th, 1915. This window was set up by her husband Benjamin Moorhouse. A.D. 1918.

These windows are very much in the style of Kempe.

The window behind the organ at the east end of the north aisle depicts the resurrection of Christ, in the style of Kempe, with the maker’s signature, Charles Powell (of W. O. & C. Powell of London), in the bottom right-hand corner. 'I know that my redeemer liveth alleluia' is written in the six small panes at the top of the window. The inscription at the bottom of the window reads:

This window was given by John Garton Baldock to the Glory of
God and in dear memory of his parents and seven sisters. A.D. 1916.
Window in east end
of the north aisle
Signature of
C. Powell