I moved into the church proper, the Chancel side of the Temple Church. And was immediately struck by two feelings, first was how new it looked and second, how soaring it was.
This stained glass window or the Quatercentenary Window was commissioned on 2008 to celebrate the Letters Patent of 1608 which gave the land formerly belonging to the Templars to the Inner and Middle Temple. The left hand side shows Pegasus of Inner Temple and the Lamb + Flag of Middle Temple, and in the middle, you have the Coat of Arms of King James who gave the land. This is extraordinarily beautiful, the work is amazing, I have never seen a stained glass window like this before.
I have now reached the south east corner of the church. It has this grave with an effigy on top. Without any label or plaque to say what this is about or who this belongs to. Bit of a shame as the work is extraordinarily beautiful.
Another beautiful stained glass window on the East Wall. This, interestingly enough, was made by the father of the lady who made the quartercentenary window on the South Side.
The Round Church. But I havent finished with the Chancel Church, the Round Church is for the next photo essay. I turn back.
Some more views of the soaring columns and absolutely brilliant roof. I love the tall soaring lines. Isnt this beautiful?
The golden numbers. Fascinating.
Articles agreen upon by the arch bishops and bishops of both provinces, and the whole clergy, in the convocation holden at London in the Year 1562, for the avoiding of diversities of opinions, and for the establishing of consent touching true religion. heh. nice one.
On the right, this table talks about kindred and affinity. On the right hand side, it says, A Woman may not marry her:
The tiny cute little exit door. Now for the Round Church.