St. John's Grace Episcopal Church - Table of Contents

Two windows by J. Gordon Guthrie
St. John's Grace Episcopal Church
51 Colonial Circle at Bidwell Pkwy. and Lafayette Ave.
Buffalo, New York
St. John's Grace Church - Official Website

Artist and Fabricator:

J. Gordon Guthrie

Style:

Gothic Revival

Captions source:

Rev. Peter Bridgford, "St. John's Grace Episcopal Church: A Guide to Some of the Memorials," 2000

The two stained glass windows pictured on this page are two of the three windows designed by J. Gordon Guthrie for the opening of this church in 1927.

The East window over the High Altar, an original artwork of the 1927 building, was dedicated in memory of the parents of Charles and Florence Chandler.

The three vertical panels on each side of the central column are unidentified incidents in the life of Jesus as found in John's Gospel.

St. Peter and St. John: The window of St. Peter and St. John, which is located at the front pew of the Chapel, was dedicated in memory of William G. and Catherine Birch Stanitand when the church was consecrated in 1927. The design of this window was approved by the architects of Goodhue Associates, who supervised the building of the church after Mr. Goodhue's death.

The Peter-John window exemplifies the architects' intent that the twelve apostles would be life-size figures and designed in a Medieval Gothic style by which the figures dominate the windows. Accompanying each apostle is a small panel below the figure which tells a related story of the apostle. In this window, John and Peter are in the Sepulcher discovering "the linen clothes lying." (John 20:3-10)



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East window

East window

East window

East window

East window over the High Altar

East window

Detail - East window.
Apostles? / Christ / St. Peter

Ship


Apostles?

Christ with mandorla

St. Peter

 

St. Philip / Two circles / St. Matthew

Detail - 3 panels.
St. Philip

Detail - 3 panels.
Two circles

Detail - 3 panels.
St. Matthew


Detail - 3 panels

Detail - 3 panels.
Mary and John at the foot of the Cross

Detail - 3 panels


John 15:27:
"... because ye have been with me."

Chalice, symbol of St. John

Artist's signature


       

Chapel window:
Saints Peter and John

Chapel window:
Saints Peter and John

Chapel window:
Saints Peter and John

Chapel window:
Saints Peter and John

St. Peter

Detail - St. Peter

Detail - St. Peter

John 20:6:
" ... then cometh Simon Peter following him..."

Detail - St. John

Detail - St. John

Detail - St. John

John and Peter are in the Sepulchre discovering
"the linen clothes lying."
(
John 20:3-10)


Special thanks to Rector Philip W. Dougharty and former Rector Peter Bridgford for their assistance in 2009
Photos and their arrangement 2009 Chuck LaChiusa
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