POST TOUR WINDSOR: PARISH CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
Not far along the High Street (toward the Great Park)from the Guildhall and Museum is the Parish Church of Windsor, St. John the Baptist. Victoria here, again, wandering the sights while Kristine languished in her sickbed.
I am always curious to get a look at pretty churches so I went in for a visit. Built in 1822, it followed the old Gothic Style of architecture. With enlargements, it can seat 1,000 people and is a frequent venue for weddings and other ceremonial events as well as parish functions.
Memorial to Topham Foote, d. 1712, one of a prominent family in Windsor history
When the ancient church was rebuild in the early 19th century, the memorials were preserved.
This Representation of The Last Supper was painted by Francis de Cleyn (c. 1582-1658), painter to King James I, also well known as a designer of Mortlake Tapestries. Holland House contains many of his works.
The painting was presented to St. George’s Chapel in 1660 by the Bishop of Winchester, later presented to the Parish Church by George III. For more details, click here.
Beautiful stained glass
Old photo looking toward the Guildhall from in front of the church
a large set of bells