St Cyprian's Church, Hay Mills - West Front

West Front

By ascending to the galley the stained glass of the West front can be viewed near at hand. The top circular window shows a dove symbol of the Holy Spirit which came to the disciples at Pentecost.

There are then three large lancet windows.

The left window has at the top pictures of the birth of Christ and below the Annunciation to Mary.

The centre window has at the top St Cyprian engaged in preaching and below his martyrdom by being beheaded as a distraught clergyman holds his vestments.

The right window has at the top the presentation of Christ to the temple above and below the adoration of the magi.

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