Tag Archives: stained glass

June 2017 update on the new Portsmouth church


June 2017  : windows and doors completed


façade facing West with window depicting the DESCENDING DOVE, the two patron saints and the beautifully carved entrance doors in local mahogany timber ( donated by Jacqueline Douglas).PTH door designed bybeautiful stained glass windows PTH church


St. Michael window restored in the Portsmouth church

June 2016

The St. Michael stained glass, salvaged from the ruins of the old Portsmouth church after the earthquake of Nov. 21, 2004, has now been restored in the southern semi transept of the new catholic church in Portsmouth.                                                                                                                       St. Michael, the archangel, is depicted as defeating the devil.

st michael sgw pth new church June 2016

The stained glass windows in Our Lady of Fatima church in Newtown

It is difficult to appreciate the stained glass windows in the sanctuary in the church of Our Lady of Fatima, as the sunlight only lights them up early in the morning. So I wanted to bring attention to these two beautiful windows :

  • The Annunciation: Archangel Gabriel visiting Mary with a joyful message  and the Holy Spirit depicted as a dove.
  • The Nativity : The ox and the donkey around the manger: Jesus and his loving mother Mary. The angel warning St. Joseph to flee to Egypt to escape Herod’s wrath.

These two windows were a donation of religious sisters in the USA and were obtained and installed by Fr. Charles Vermeulen C.Ss.R.

The Annunciation window in Fatima church

The Annunciation window in Fatima church


The Nativity window in Fatima church

The Nativity window in Fatima church