Edinburgh: St. John the Evangelist Scottish Episcopal Church, North Nave

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Jesus walking on the water, Jacob wresting an angel and The Good Samaritan.

Window of three lights arranged in two stages with tracery.

This window depicts Jesus walking on the water (Lancet 1). Jacob wresting an angel, (Lancet 2) and the Good Samaritan (Lancet 3).

‘Thy rod/ and staff/ comfort/me.’
‘I/know/that my/Redeemer/liveth.’
‘My song/shall be/of man.’
‘I/ am the/Resurrection/ and the/ Life.’

Upper Stage:
Lancet 1:
‘He giveth/peace unto the/lonely.’
Lancet 2:
‘God is/my help and/strength.’
‘A very/present help in/trouble.’

Lower stage:
‘Her children/rise up and call her/ Blessed.

‘James Strange/ in Memory of/ ______ /Ann Strange
The window is dedicated by children in beloved remembrance.

(James Strange, 1753-1840. H.E.I.Co. & his wife Ann, 1768-1852.)

This window was installed between May and November 1857. 1st installed.

Information provided by St. John’s Episcopal Church and Leslie Hodgson.

Ballantine and Allan
James Ballantine and Son: (James: 1808-1877, Alexander: 1841-1906, James: 1878-1940) The founder James, was born in Edinburgh. He was apprenticed to a house painter as a young man and had few advantages in the way of education. He later campaigned for the education of apprentices beyond the craft/trade they were learning. He also mixed paints as a young man for David Roberts, a scenic artist at the Theatre Royal. He continued by apprenticing in Stained Glass and established his own business with George Allan in 1837. James was out spoken in leading the Stained Glass design aesthetic in Scotland and was incredibly prolific. His son Alexander took over the firm in 1877, he then trained his son James, who took over the firm in 1906.


Related Records:  
Who: Ballantine and Allan (Firm/Company)
What: Scottish Episcopal Church, Memorial Window
Where: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ
When: 1857 (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-769-010-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Subject/Keywords: Jacob, angel, Good Samaritan, Jesus Christ, walking on water
Event: James & Ann Strange (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez