Edinburgh: St Anne´s Corstorphine Church of Scotland: Youth Chapel, East Wall

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Virgin Mary, St. Anne and Joachim.

Window of one round headed light.

This window depicts Joachim, the Virgin Mary as a Child, and St. Anne reading from scrolls. The upper portion depicts symbols from the Christian faith, such as Alpha and Omega. The lower scene depicts symbols of the Virgin Mary and the importance of women in their work and service in the Church.

‘Except the Lord Build the House/they labour in vain that build it. ‘ (Psalm 127:1)

‘Whose I am’ (Acts 27:23)

Gordon Webster (1908-1987) was born in Glasgow, the son of Alf Webster, a renowned Stained Glass Artist and inheritor of Stephen Adam Studio. Alf Webster died in WWI when Gordon was 6 years. The Studio was kept running due to MCM Webster (Alf’s widow) and Douglas Hamilton, Alf Webster’s assistant. Gordon was trained by Douglas Hamilton and took control of the studio in the late 1920s. Alf’s designs were used to begin with, but by the mid 1930s, Gordon developed his own style which proved to be effective and successful.


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Who: Gordon Webster (Artist/Designer)
Where: Kaimes Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6JR
When: 1963 (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-773-018-C
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Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 2 x 0.7m
Subject/Keywords: Virgin Mary, girl, St. Anne, Joachim, alpha, omega, lily, sun, nurse, patient, hands, cross
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez