The Parish Churches of Ranworth with Panxworth,
South Walsham, Upton and Woodbastwick

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Stained glass

Our Parishes are graced by some of the loveliest stained glass in Norfolk. Woodbastwick Church has a remarkable series of Victorian windows showing scenes from the Life of Christ. Two of these, the marriage of Cana and the feeding miracle showing the feeding of the five thousand, depict miracles and make a pair. The artist wants the beholder to link the two scenes with the Eucharist. Bread and wine are offered to the assembled masses gathered to enjoy a meal and be fed spiritually by Jesus who blesses the elements in both windows reminding the congregation of what happens in church week by week.

With stained glass from the studio of William Morris, Saint Mary’s Church in South Walsham has some of our most interesting windows. A window in the south aisle made by R.O. Pearson in 1907 represents Astronomy. Flower motifs that echo the art noveau period, gleam from memorial windows from the late 1920s.

Stained glass lillies
Wise men from the Nativity window in St Mary’s South Walsham - click for larger image

Wise men from the Nativity window in St Mary’s South Walsham

The Light of the World, St Mary’s South Walsham - click for larger image

The Light of the World, St Mary’s South Walsham