Stained Glass Window in Memory of Leslie Mann, St. Giles Church, Stanton St. Quintin
The main theme of the design is wood. Leslie Mann was a carpenter by trade and I have tried to link
his love of wood, both as a working material and in tree form, to the tree of life as recorded in Revelation 22.2-4.
“On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations”
On a background of wood grain the tree of life rises upwards until at the head of the left hand light
it joins the throne of God and in the right hand light the Lamb of God.
Rather than try and depict God the Father or Jesus the Lamb of God I have referred to Revelation 21.23, interlocking the glory of Father and Lamb with the wood grain.
“The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light,
and the Lamb is its lamp”
The twelve crops of fruit are represented by twelve lenses, six in each light. In the borders reversed chisels, oak leaves and acorns all contribute to the wood theme.
Peter Berry August 1998
Location: St.Giles Church, Stanton St. Quintin, Wiltshire