Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at Sacred Heart of Jesus Polish RC (formerly St John)
Reading, Berkshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18843Clayton & BellRisen ChristMinistry of Canon PayneBerkshire Chronicle 15 Nov 1884
EW(low)(N)2PolishMadonna & child;St Joseph (from Checkendon Polish Camp)Visit 11.9.2016
EW(low)(S)2PolishBVM;St Joseph & baby Jesus (from Checkendon Polish Camp)Visit 11.9.2016
SC1+18791Mayer & Co signedBlessed are the pure in heartJane Marshall
SC2+18901Clayton & BellGood ShepherdAnn ColsonStylistic Attribution
SC3+19011Clayton & BellCleansing of a leperShettleReading Mercury 4.1.1902
STrE2005roundelPolish lady artistGlobeVisit 11.9.2016
SA119052Clayton & BellSamarian woman at the well; Jesus & the doctorsErected by Stained Glass Window GuildParish Magazine March 1905
SAW19091Clayton & BellSt John the BaptistStylistic attribution
WW(lower)19091 of 4Clayton & BellSt MatthewOded Lowsley +1900Stylistic attribution
WW(lower)+19072& 3 of 4Clayton & BellSt Mark; St LukeArthur ChapmanStylistic attribution
WW(lower)19094 of 4Clayton & BellSt JohnWilfrid Lowsley +1901Stylistic attribution
WW (upper)19304Percy BaconUriel; Gabriel; Michael; RaphaelFaculty
NC+19071Clayton & BellMockery of JesusHenrietta CoddStylistic attribution
NChNroundelPolish aristBVM consoles Pope John Paul II (in light box)Visit 11.9.2016
NA119082Clayton & BellNoli me tangere; Doubting ThomasErected by Stained Glass Window GuildStylistic attribution
NA2+19032Clayton & BellJohn the Baptist; Jesus and discipleBerthaStylistic attribution

Location of windows

The coding system is based on that used in Nineteenth Century Norfolk Stained Glass by Birkin Haward. All windows are numbered consecutively from east to west in any north or south facing wall and from the centre outwards in any east or west facing wall. Windows of 2 and 3 lancet lights are shown as 2 and 3 light.
A plan and key from the book by Birkin Haward is shown below.

Coding system plan



In the column headed date, the date (without a + sign) is the date the window was made. In that column and in the column headed Memorial a date prefixed by a + sign is the date of death commemorated in the window.

Firms / Designers

The booklet Stained Glass Marks & Monographs published by NADFAS, 8 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DA provides details of makers’ signatures and marks and short biographical information on many designers and firms.

Main subjects

A reasonably comprehensive listing of subjects is provided, except in cases where there are many small scenes or many saints, particularly if the windows are high up. For reasons of space, the title ‘Saint’ has often been omitted, most commonly in 4 evangelist windows.

Persons and events commemorated

These are mainly recorded only as a cross-reference to documentation.