TQ8009 : St Perpetua, Stained glass window, Christ church, St Leonards

taken 5 years ago, near to St Leonards, East Sussex, Great Britain

St Perpetua, Stained glass window, Christ church, St Leonards
St Perpetua, Stained glass window, Christ church, St Leonards
Perpetua was a young, beautiful, well-educated, a noblewoman of Carthage in North Africa, mother of an infant son and chronicler of the persecution of the Christians by Emperor Septimius Severus.
She refused to renounce her Christian faith. A vision, in which she saw herself ascending a ladder leading to green meadows, where a flock of sheep was browsing, assured her of her approaching martyrdom. For her unwillingness, she was sent to the public games in the amphitheatre. There, Perpetua was beheaded.

The window is in memory of Mabel Caroline Batterham. The face is taken from a portrait of her.
Christ church, St Leonards
Grade II* listed.
Gothic Revival church by Sir Arthur Blomfield, one of his finest.
Originally built for the poor of the area who could not afford the pew rents at nearby churches. Paid for by Louisa Boughton, Lady St John, whose son became the first vicar.
The present building was in fact a second church built adjacent to the original one, and was dedicated in 1875, and consecrated in 1884. The tower and spire, (height 189 feet) were not complete until 1895. The church was extended with an organ chamber in 1920.
There are north and south aisles of 6 bays, and some fine stained glass windows. The interior is grand and richly decorated.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 January, 2015   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 6 January, 2015
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Religious sites 
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Christ Church 
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St Leonards 
Primary Subject of Photo
Window 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8024 0915 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.2268N 0:33.5593E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8024 0915
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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