Forest Hill, Christ Church WW1 and WW2 Memorial Window
Christ Church WW1 and WW2 Memorial Window

Christ Church
Church Rise
Forest Hill SE23 2UJ


OS Map Ref: TQ750 730

Map: Memorials of Lewisham Map

Type: Stained Glass Window

In the centre light the figure of Christ is represented as “Captain of our Salvation” made perfect through suffering, which is suggested by the Crucifixion in the predella subject below. On the left side is the figure of St. George as patron saint of England in the predella subject he is represented as slaying the dragon. On the right is St Oswald and in the subject below he is depicted pointing up towards the wooden cross which he had erected before the battle of Heavenfield. Shields containing the arms of St George and St Oswald appear in the upper part of the side lights and in the tracery the Pelican feeding its young with its own blood is emblematical of those who have willingly shed their blood in the Great War to save others.


In memory of the men of
This parish who fell in
The wars 1914-1918, 1939 -1945

Craftsmen: James Powell and Son of Whitefriars.

Ceremonies: The unveiling and dedication ceremony was performed by the Vicar of Lewisham, Canon R.P. Roseveare on Saturday, 15 November 1919.

Press: The Kentish Mercury, November 21, 1919 and The Borough News, November 26 1919

Wars Commemorated: First World War & Second World War

Note: The WW1 memorial comprised this Stained Glass Window together with the Marble Tablet (UKNIWM Ref 12297) hanging to its right. The dates of WW2 were added later and the WW2 tablet (UKNIWM Ref. 12300) was hung to its left.

Names: These are contained on the marble tablet to the right and the wood board to the left.


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