A very large window divided into four lights, surmounted by one large eight-lobed window, two smaller six-lobed windows and one small roundel. The wedding feast is depicted across four panels.
The first, left, shows four apostles, looking inwards towards Christ in the second panel. Behind, servants are waiting at table, one of them carrying a peacock on a platter.
In the second panel, Christ, seated, is blessing the water in three polychrome jars. Below two angels play stringed instruments.
The third panel shows Mary addressing her son. In the background, bride and groom sit at table. The fourth panel depicts two seated musicians with the steward of the feast standing nearby. The parents of the bride are in the background and a servant stands bearing a peacock fan.
Above the four lights, the large lobed window shows an angel in a purple robe, seated on a rainbow against a background of grapes and vine leaves, with the text: “Ye sun and moon, bless ye the Lord.”
The small left-hand window shows another angel with red and blue wings holding the text: “O ye showers and dew, bless ye the Lord.”
The right-hand window depicts a very striking angel with purple wings, wearing a yellow robe. The scroll bears the words: “O ye ice and snow, bless ye the Lord.”
The small roundel at the heart of the whole window depicts a brilliant sun.
- Position: Filling the west gable
- Biblical ref: John 2, vv.1-11
- Signature: H.T. Bosdet 1900
- Memorial inscription: "To the Glory of God and in Memory of George Balleine, born October 2nd 1809, died October 3rd 1898"
Aidan Smith observes “A very rich composition in the pre-Raphaelite manner, which gave Bosdet an opportunity to show off his talents as a draughtsman. It is notable for the balance of the design and the sumptuousness of the dress and the feast. The figures are superbly drawn, in particular the Virgin Mary, full of solicitude for her host and his guests. The garments and wings of the angels in the smaller windows are particularly vibrant. Their faces are exquisitely painted and the image of an angel seated on a rainbow in the top window is particularly striking. Arguably, this is the finest of Bosdet’s larger windows in Jersey.”
Footnote: The top window depicting an angel seated on a rainbow inspired the title to Aidan’s guide and in turn The Glass Rainbow Trust.