All Saints, Porthcawl, 1927-28

This jewel-like window is the work of Arts and Crafts stained glass artist and teacher Karl Parsons (1884-1934).

In 1899, at the age of only 15, Parsons became the apprentice of Christopher Whall, the most influential stained glass artist of the Arts and Crafts movement. Parson's short life was thereafter dedicated to stained glass and following a visit to Chartres cathedral in France in 1924 he increasingly abandoned white glass in favour of saturated, jewel-like colour.

The Trust conserved this magnificent five-light window in 2003.

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