St Luke's Church

An Anglican Ecclesiastical District Church built in 1848-51, which stands adjacent to Howard Davis Park which was gifted by T. B. F. Davis, a generous benefactor to his native Island, who also gifted the splendid church hall. Davis, a ship’s boy of fourteen, had been presumed drowned at sea and returned to Jersey on the same day that he was being remembered in the Sunday morning service at St Luke’s. Having arrived after the service had started and sat at the back of the church, he presented himself to what must have been an astonished vicar following the service.

The church contains one Bosdet window.

Christ the Good Shepherd

A single lancet depicting Christ as the Good Shepherd with a Crown of Thorns in a large central cartouche against stylised foliage ground, holding a lamb in his left arm and a crook in his right, with sheep nestling around his legs. Below his figure is the quotation from v.14, John 10 “I am the Good Shepherd and I know my sheep”.

  • Position: North wall, in the nave
  • Biblical ref: John 10, v.14
  • Signature: None
  • Memorial inscription: "To the Glory of God and in Memory of RALPH WALKER, for 23 years Vicar of this Parish, who entered into Rest on the 29th January, 1921. This window was given by the Congregation in token of their Love and Gratitude."

Photo Albums

See collections of photos of Bosdet's stained glass work at the photo-sharing website Flickr.