The most impressive window – the Jewel in the Crown of ‘Holy Trinity’s stained glass windows – is considered by many to be the 1914 representation of the ‘Annunciation’ by Wilhelmina Geddes of An Tur Gloine (d.1955), therefore dubbed the ‘Wilhelmina Geddes Window.’
North-East Side – The Lady Chapel
The Galahad (or ‘Festubert’) Window (Loveridge-Knowles)
Beauty and Story
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One of Holy Trinity’s treasures is the Annunciation (Luke 1. 26-38). Below the main panel are two scenes from the Old Testament foreshadowing the coming of Christ and surmounting the whole is the Christ-Child himself. The window is only one of six in England by the Irish designer Wilhelmina Geddes, who died in 1955. Pop along and have a look, we’re often open!