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Stained Glass Windows

St James Anglican Church over the years has been greatly enhanced  by the generosity of members of the congregation.

Description of the beautiful stained glass windows are:

The top three light in the Sanctuary window depicts the arrival of Marsden and the Scollop Shell associated with St James the Greater  donated in 1962 by William James Hawkings in memory of his wife Gladys.

The lower panes of the Sanctuary window were donated in 1994 by Jenny Ward in the memory of her husband James Ward and were designed by local artist Cecelia Russell. They were manfactured by Lawrence Orchard of Auckland. Dedicated December 4th 1994

The windows depict Fath, Hope and Love.

Faith is symbolised by candle flame. The rambling rose and sparrows represent introduced flora and fauna which together with their faith were brought to New Zealand by the early missionaries and other setters.

Hope is represented by sunrise over the land and sea of Aotearoa. The clematis and piwokawaka (fantails) represents the native flora and fauna of this region. The motif in the lower right hand corner is based on Maori sprial design. Te-ao-hurihuri sybollises continuity - pride in the past and promise for future.

Love is depicted in the heart shape produced by the two Koru (unfurling fern frongs) and by the cross - a symbol of Christian love. The entwining rose and clematis represents the joining of people with faith, and hope through love.

West Window given as a memorial to their parents,  Major and Mrs E E Kennedy, by their sons John and Michael in 1980.

As centre of our faith the Trinity fills the upper portion of the middle window - 'with the blood of the lamb' flowing to the chalice and elements of the Eucharist.

In the left is the pioneer barque "London," with the shell of St James below.

In the right a Maori canoe and Aotaeroa- with a cloud behind.

Below the Pohutukawa in bloom symbolises the bringing of the gospel to New Zealand at Christmas time.









 On the left of the church in front  of the  pulpit is a commemoration

window to the Far East Prisoners of War and ANZAC

     donated by William and Eve Warbrick.    

 One small window by the pulpit

 donated by Linda Evans depicts

   sea, sky and the scollop shell.