Edinburgh: St. John the Evangelist Scottish Episcopal Church, Chapel

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St John inspired by the Holy Spirit as he writes his Gospel.

Window of three multi-foiled lancets arranged in two stages with tracery.

This window depicts Jesus Christ praying by the Sea of Galilee (upper stage) and St. John being inspired by the Holy Spirit as he writes his gospel (lower stage).

‘Worthy/ is the /lamb /that/ was /slain.

Upper stage:
Lancet 1:
St. Matthew
Lancet 3:
St John

Lower stage:
Lancet 1: St. Mark
Lancet 3: St. Luke
Across bottom of Lancet 1-3:
And they/sung a/ new song.

‘In love and admiration of my sons Murray McNair Dick, James McNair Dick.'

This window was installed in 1935.

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

James Ballantine II
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: James Ballantine II (Firm/Company)
What: Scottish Episcopal Church, Memorial Window
Where: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ
When: 1935 (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-769-017-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Subject/Keywords: Sea of Galilee, St. John, Holy Spirit
Event: Murray McNair Dick, James McNair Dick (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez