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ST. MARY'S, ILFORD (2020)

This 2-light window is located in the central window of the Resurrection Chapel in the South elevation.
The figures of St.Mary and Christ dominate the lower part, with the Dove and Sacred Heart playing major roles in the tracery.
The window was a bequest that cited the topic of The Sacred Heart.
Both figures were positioned in a way that avoid the external vertical bars bisecting their faces.
They are in an attitude of open welcome and are surrounded with poppies for commemoration and butterflies for the resurrection.
The 2 shields represent the Essex Regiment, to which the Chapel is also dedicated, and the Chelmsford Diocese.
The decorative circular framing round the figures draws them into the centre of the window, uniting both lights.
Mary holds a white lily, (a symbol of purity) and Christ shows the stigmata on his open hand.