C13 triple lancet window with early C20 stained glass. From a Lincolnshire Chronicle article dated May 6th, 1911:-
"Preaching at Coleby on Tuesday, May 2nd, on the occasion of the dedication of the new east window, the Bishop of Grantham congratulated the Vicar and parishioners on the very real improvement they had been able to make in the appearance of their ancient and beautiful parish church.
The window to which his lordship referred is in the form of three long and narrow Early English lancets, which are somewhat difficult to treat satisfactorily.
Messrs. Burlison and Grylls, of London, to whom the design and execution of the work was entrusted, have, however, produced a result which has given entire satisfaction to all concerned.
The church is dedicated to All Saints, and this has been kept in mind in the selection of the subjects.
Two tiers of figures fill-up the greater part of the three lights. The centre of the upper tier is filled with a Crucifixion with the legend "King of Saints." On either side are "the Mother of Jesus" and "the disciple whom Jesus loved.
In the lower tier there are St. Hugh of Lincoln, St. Barbara, and St. Thomas de Cantilupe.
St. Barbara was chosen because the advowson of the living, down to the year 1327 belonged to the Canons of St. Barbara, while St. Thomas de Cantilupe was rector of Coleby 1265-1275, before he went to Hereford as bishop.
At the foot of each light is a coat of arms on the left those of the reputed founder of the church, Ralph, Camerarius de Tanquarvilla; in the centre those of Oriel College, Oxford, to whom the patronage passed in 1327; and on the right those of the present Vicar and his wife.
Between the upper and lower tiers there are introduced the concluding words of the Epistle for All Saints' Day: " Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen"; while at the foot are inscribed the words from the prayer for the Church Militant: " We bless Thy Holy Name for all Thy servants departed this life in Thy faith and fear."
It has taken nearly two years to raise the money for the window, and the subscribers fall naturally into three groups: (1) parishioners, past and present; (2) members of Oriel College; and (3) friends and relations of four successive vicars, Mr. Penrose, Canon Tweed, Mr. Curtoys and Mr. King; and it is much to be regretted that Canon Tweed did not live to see the work completed. Not only was he the largest individual subscriber, but the energy and enthusiasm which he threw into the task of helping the present Vicar to collect the necessary subscriptions was simply invaluable.
The dedication was timed for four o'clock, and the church was nearly full, in spite of the unfavourable weather. Evensong was sung by the Vicar, who also read the lessons.
The choir, though several members were unavoidably absent, did their part admirably, and the Bishop was kind enough to say that he was specially pleased with the chanting ..."
DB 26 July 2022
Coleby, Kesteven, Church, All Saints, Image, window stained glass, Burlison and Grylls