East Window

You can look up at the impressive East window which has the Crucifixion scene in the centre light. With representative scenes from the life of St. Bartholomew the patron Saint on either side. St. Bartholomew was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. The Church of England and other Anglican churches also honour him on August 24. It is believed he preached in India and Greater Armenia, and converted King Polymius to Christianity. He was subsequently flayed (skinned) alive and crucified head down (some accounts suggest he was beheaded) by Polymius’ brother Prince Astyages in revenge and in fear of a Roman backlash. Tradition has the place as Abanopolis on the west coast of the Caspian Sea and that he also preached in Mesopotamia, Persia, and Egypt.

The window was made possible by public subscription.