At the top of the window we see an impressive fiery chariot and horses with a green robed bearded man apparently being taken up into heaven.

This refers to Elijah (2 Kings Ch2 V11 -  As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.)

The image is apparently before he cast off his mantle for Elisha to take over his prophetic role.

Below the fiery chariot we see David and his son Solomon in conversation the blacked out eyes of David give him a slightly “spooky” appearance.

This effect is seen elsewhere in Gordon Webster’s

stained glass work.

King David, poet and musician, is identified with his harp.

The background to this conversation is a building, presumably representing the temple that Solomon would build when he succeeded David as King of Israel.

Then in the continuation of the conversation between David and Solomon we see that in Solomon’s hand is the plan of the temple he will build.

Finally at the foot of the window we see David depicted as the shepherd boy with two slightly alien looking sheep, again with blacked out eyes.

 

Here our mind is drawn to what is David’s best known Psalm and a source of consolation for many, the 23rd Psalm:

"The Lord is my shepherd,

I shall not want."

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