Stained Glass Windows

Light, as the first act of God’s creation, was seen as the purest manifestation of God’s presence, and stained glass windows come to life only when illuminated by light. To medieval theologians, the vibrant holy images depicted in the windows were therefore brought to life by God’s presence. Few people were able to read or write in the Middle Ages. Stained glass windows told the stories of the Bible and of the Saints in pictures. In following that tradition we want to share with you reflections on our stained glass windows.

.

.

The central pictures above the altar show Mary, the Mother of Jesus and St John, the Apostle, standing at the foot of the Cross. 

    

 

.

Widows of both sides of the altar tell us the story of our patron St Simon Peter.

 

.

 

Widows in our side chapels show Immaculate Heart of Mary and Sacred Heart of Jesus

    

.

Widows at the back of the church show four Evangelists.

 

.

The window at the rear of the Church shows the Holy Spirit.

St Simon Peter Parish Prayer

St Simon Peter Parish Prayer

Heavenly Father,
you have chosen our parish as the place by which you encounter us in our daily lives.
Here your Word is proclaimed,the Eucharist is celebrated,
and your people are united in a family of believers.
We pray for our parish named in honour of St Simon Peter and placed under his patronage.
Through his intercession may every blessing be poured out on all members of our parish.
We pray for our schools, their staff and students, and all their families.
May our parish be filled with holiness and prayer, with faith and love;
May it be a place where worthy and reverent worship is offered to God,
and where we receive grace and power for our mission.
May all who come here find a welcoming home,
comfort in their needs and strength for their journey of faith.
We make this prayer through Christ, Our Lord.
Amen