Nave – north wall, window 2 of 3, east to west; To The Glory of God/ And in Loving Memory of/ Augusta W. Hitchins/ John H. Hitchins (across both) “Suffer the Little (l1) /Children to Come Unto Me”(l2): Matthew 19:14 (and Mark 10:14 and Luke 18:16); The image is one of many that the McCausland studio did for the Anglican community in London. A nearly identical window appears at the church of St. John the Evangelist (1932). Aside from variations and color, and Christ holding a child in the Cronyn work, each image corresponds to passages from Matthew 19:14 (and Mark 10:14 and Luke 18:16). In the Cronyn image Peter stands behind the comforting Christ. Peter draws a hand to his mouth in opposition to Christ’s blessing of the children. Peter’s gesture relates to the debate as whether children should be blessed prior to confirmation.
London, Middlesex Deanery, Bishop Cronyn London
Stained Glass, Robert McCausland