Stained Glass

Stained Glass is located throughout the site and provides a frequent reminder of Light – a common theme in featured quotes and sentiment. Each of the following Stained Glass panels can be sponsored and dedicated to your family, organisation, friend or ancestor. Copies of panels can also be made to insert in your home or for gifts to loved ones.

A Sacred Land

Do Ye The Little Things

Bertha’s Hope

The Word of God

Then Sings My Soul


Clouds of Witnesses

Tree Seasons

Seekers of Light

What is the process of creating a Stained Glass Window?

More details of each of these Stained Glass Windows is available below.

A Sacred Land

A Sacred Land provides an overview of the whole memorial. It includes a set of stained glass panels depicting the segments /themes around the site.

• You will be sponsoring the design/creation/delivery/installment of one stained glass panels.

• You will also be sponsoring the frame/ stone column to hold the panel.

Your dedication to family, friend or ancestor would be placed beneath your panel.

Stonehenge or stone circles  –  Thousands of years of recognising the divine

Typical Parish church  –  Centuries of Christian worship

Cathedral or Abbey   – Monumental symbols of worship

Mayflower Ship  –  The Quest for Religious freedom

Martyrs  –  Paying tribute to those who gave their lives

Bible  –   The miracle of the English Bible

John Wesley preaching  –  Forerunners to the Restoration

The Obelisk, Preston  –  Early LDS Preaching around the market square

Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh  – Orson Pratt dedicating Scotland

Missionary preaching in Wales  –  Backdrop of coal mine/pithead

Pendle Hill  –  Heber C. Kimball in Downham street scene

Malvern Hill   – Brigham Young, Wilford Woodruff and Willard Richards atop Herefordshire Beacon

Gadfield Elm Chapel  – England’s first LDS chapel

Emigrants  –  Leaving Liverpool Docks

Handcard Pioneers  –  The toil of crossing the plains

London Temple  –  Stay and Build

Preston Temple   –  Coming of age

"Do ye the little things in life."

"Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd"
Stained Glass Artist: Brian Waugh

Message: The early establishment of Christianity throughout the British Isles.

Description: The monument looks like a monastic ruin with a four panelled, gothic window with stained glass windows depicting Columba, David, Patrick and Augustine who are credited with firmly establishing Christianity in Scotland (563AD), Wales (c. 550AD), Ireland (c. 5th cent.) and England (597AD) respectively.

– Brian Waugh’s designs are in the detailed and warm style of the Pre-Raphaelites which used intense and compelling colours.

– Each individual is about 3’ high.

– Their names, dates of introduction and their country flag are on each panel.

– Running along the bottom of the stained glass in English and Welsh is:

Do ye the little things in life.”     Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd

– On a plaque below is the more complete portion of David’s last sermon (in Welsh and English).

– You will be sponsoring the design/creation/delivery/instalment of one window panel.

£ TBC  –  Columba   –   Scotland in 563 AD

£ TBC  –  David  –   Wales c. 550 AD

£ TBC  –  Patrick  –  Ireland c. 5th cent

£ TBC  –  Augustine  –  England in 597 AD

Plaque £ TBC  –   Arglwydi, vrodyr, a chwioryd, Bydwch lawen a chedwch ych ffyd a’ch cret, a gwnewch y petheu bychein a glywyssawch ac a welsawch gennyf i. A mynheu a gerdaf y fford yd aeth an tadeu idi”
“Lords, brothers and sisters, Be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed, and do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about. And as for me, I will walk the path that our fathers have trod before us.”

Ruin £ TBC  –  The construction of the ruin’s walls and window tracery

Bertha’s Hope

In a small alcove is a stone seat with a two panelled window. The life sized bronze statue of Queen Bertha sits quietly contemplating the potential conversion of her husband the King. One window depicts Esther and the other Abish.

“If I perish, I perish.”


Esther praying before she approaches her husband the King. The gallows in the background.

“and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.”  Esther 4:16

“She knew”


Abish surrounded by the fallen bodies of the King, the Queen and Ammon.

Abish, she having been converted unto the Lord for many years, on account of a remarkable vision of her father

Thus, having been converted to the Lord, and never having made it known, therefore, when she saw that all the servants of Lamoni had fallen to the earth, and also her mistress, the queen, and the king, and Ammon lay prostrate upon the earth, she knew that it was the power of God; and supposing that this opportunity, by making known unto the people what had happened among them, that by beholding this scene it would cause them to believe in the power of God, therefore she ran forth from house to house, making it known unto the people.”

— Alma 19:16, 17

Church Alcove


The construction of the stone seat, church window and tracery.

The Word of God

The life sized Bronze statues of a Young Man Reading and a Young Women reading sit on a plinth. Between them is a bronzed statue of the Bible and printing press with Gutenberg’s quote.

The Word of God Stained Glass Window is behind them.

The Word of God


One big window with borders depicting various scenes and people involved in English versions of the Bible.
The central image is of King James meeting with the various ministers at Hampton Court.

“Ye are brought unto fountains of living water which ye digged not…
Others have labored, and you may enter into their labors; O receive not so great things in vain.”
King James Bible
Preface to the 1611 edition

London / Oxford / Cambridge depicted and named.

Old English
The Venerable Bede   672-735
Aldhelm   639-709
Aldred the Sribe c.970
The Wessex Gospels c.990
Abbot Aelfric 955-1010
Old English Hexateuch
Old English Heptateucy
Caedmon Manuscript 700-1000

Middle English
Ormumlum c.1150
Richard Rolle 1290-1349
John Wycliffe 1328-1384

William Tyndale 1494-1536
Desiderius Erasmus
Myles Coverdale 1535
Thomas Matthew 1537
Great Bible 1539
Geneva 1560
Bishops 1568
Douay-Rheims 1609

Then Sings my Soul

“Then Sings my Soul”


One Stained glass window depicting Britain’s contribution to music

Isaac Watts
Charles Wesley

Olney Hymns
Onward Christian Soldiers

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

British Conductors of the Tabernacle Choir
1 – John Parry
3 – James Smithies
4 – Charles John Thomas
5 – Robert Sands
6 – George Edward Percy Careless
7 – Ebenezer Beesley
8 – Evan Stephens

Builder of the first Tabernacle organ
Joseph Ridges

First Tabernacle Organist
Joseph Daynes



Boat with glass sails

Cloud of Witnesses


Flames / reds and oranges

Tree Seasons


At various locations tall thin glass with trees. As pass through Trees lose their leaves. After passing First vision Statues they bloom again.

Seekers of Light

Message: The British Isles has a long tradition of people turning to Christ and recognising the power of the Divine.

Description: The “Great Men…” quote is engraved in granite. Surrounding that quote will be 41+ panels of stained glass of varying sizes each depicting a British author, artist, scientist, composer, statesman or poet who have all left their mark on the world in their respective fields, but also left a legacy of faith.  Included with their stained glass image will be that person’s faith orientated quote either in the glass or in a panel beneath.

You will be sponsoring the design/creation/delivery/installment of one stained glass panel representing a famous person & their inspiring quote.

You will also be sponsoring or co-sponsoring the frame/ stone column to hold the glass panel. Some columns will have multiple panels in them.

Beneath your panel will be a dedication to your family, organisation or ancestor.

Those with an * next to their name were included in Temple work Wilford Woodruff performed in the St George Temple for 100 eminent men.

Still working on the 80 eminent women list which was also done at that time.


Granite Engraving

“Great men have been among us; hands that penned and tongues that uttered wisdom.”

William Wordsworth 1770-1850


Geoffrey Chaucer
1340-1400 Poet

“I thank the Lord Jesus Christ…”


William Shakespeare
Poet, dramatist, actor

“God shall be my hope, my stay, my guide, and lantern to my feet.”


William Harvey
Physician. Discovered the circulation of the blood

“We acknowledge God, the Supreme and Omnipotent Creator, to be present in the production of all animals… All things are indeed contrived and ordered with singular providence, divine wisdom and most admirable and incomprehensible skill.”


John Milton
Poet.  Paradise lost

“Let us require no better authority than God Himself for determining what is worthy or unworthy of Him.”
“The end of all learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love and imitate Him.”


John Bunyan
Writer and preacher

“The truths that I know best I have learned on my knees.”


Henry Purcell

“Christ is made the sure foundation.”


John Dryden
Poet, dramatist

“O teach me to believe Thee thus conceal’d,
And search no further than Thyself reveal’d.”


William Penn
Quaker leader

“Whatever else is done or omitted, be sure to begin and end with God.”


Isaac Newton
Mathematician, physicist

“In Him are all things contained and moved.”


Daniel Defoe
Novelist, author

“God…has posted an army of ministering spirits call them Angels if you will…I say posted them around this convex, this globe, the earth, to be ready at all events, to execute His orders and to do His will reserving still to Himself to send express messengers of a superior rank on extraordinary occasions.”


Alexander Pope

“That chain that links th’immense design,
Joins heaven and earth, and mortal and divine…”


Jonathan Swift
Journalist, satirist

“God’s mercy is over all His works.”


Jane Austen

“Thou art everywhere present, from thee no secret can be hid. May the knowledge of this, teach us to fix our thoughts on thee, with reverence and devotion that we pray not in vain.”


* George Gordon Byron

“But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.”


William Blake
Painter, poet

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?

And did the countenance divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark satanic mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!

I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England’s green & pleasant Land


Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poet and writer

“The great writers of our own age are, we have reason to suppose, the companions and forerunners of some unimagined change in our social condition, or the opinions which cement it. The cloud of minds discharging its collected lightning, and the equilibrium between institutions and opinions is now restoring, or is about to be restored.”  1819


* Walter Scott
1771-1832. 1836?
Novelist and poet

“True love’s the gift which God has given To man alone beneath the heaven.”


William Wilberforce

“Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer.”


Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“The greatest of all blessings, as it is the most ennobling of all privileges, is to be indeed a Christian.”


Robert Southey
Poet and writer

“Faith in the hereafter is as necessary for the intellectual as the moral character; and to the man of letters, as well as to the Christian, the present forms but the slightest portion of his existence.”


Emily Bronte
Novelist, poet

“Whatever we can learn about nature teaches us about God.”
“No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere:
I see Heaven’s glory shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.”


* William Wordsworth

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:

The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,

Hath had elsewhere its setting,

And cometh from afar:

Not in entire forgetfulness,

And not in utter nakedness,

But trailing clouds of glory do we come

From God, who is our home:


Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“God is the perfect poet.”


* Michael Faraday

“I bow before Him who is Lord of all, and hope to be kept waiting patiently for His time and mode of releasing me according to His Divine Word, and the great and precious promises whereby his people are made partakers of the Divine nature.”


Thomas Carlyle
Historian and essayist

“Religion cannot pass away. The burning of a little straw may hide the stars of the sky, but the stars are there, and will reappear.”


Charles Dickens

“I now most solemnly impress upon you the truth and beauty of the Christian religion, as it came from Christ Himself, and the impossibility of your going far wrong if you humbly but heartily respect it.”


Robert Browning

“And I shall behold Thee, face to face,

On God, and in Thy light retrace…”


Alfred Tennyson

“When Moses on the mountain’s brow
Had met the Eternal face to face,
While anxious Israel stood below,
Wondering and trembling at its base.”


Christina Georgina Rossetti
Poet, writer

“What can I give Him,

Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man
I would do my part;
Yet what I can, I give Him –
Give my heart.”


John Ruskin
Author and art critic

“The Spirit of God is around you in the air that you breathe – His glory in the light that you see.”


George Bernard Shaw
Dramatist, critic

“I believe that there is somebody behind the somebody.
All bodies are products of the life force.”


* Lord Henry Brougham
English Statesman

“The slave … is as fit for his freedom as any English peasant, ay, or any Lord whom I now address. I demand his rights; I demand his liberty without stint… . I demand that your brother be no longer trampled upon as your slave!”


* Edmund Burke

“People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.”


* Thomas Chalmers

“Live for something! Do good and leave behind you a monument of virtue that the storm of time can never destroy. Write your name in kindness, love, and mercy on the hearts of the thousands you come in contact with, year by year, and you will never be forgotten. Your name, your deeds, will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind, as the stars on the brow of evening. Good deeds will shine as the stars of heaven.”


* Samuel Johnson

“It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.”


* John Phillip Kemble

“When you read the sacred Scriptures, or any other book, never think how you read, but what you read.”


* David Livingstone

”People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. Can that be called a sacrifice which is simply paid back as a small part of a great debt owing to our God, which we can never repay? Is that a sacrifice which brings its own blest reward in healthful activity, the consciousness of doing good, peace of mind, and a bright hope of a glorious destiny hereafter? Away with the word in such a view and with such a thought! It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege. Anxiety, sickness, suffering or danger now and then with a foregoing of the common conveniences and charities of this life, may make us pause and cause the spirit to waver and the soul to sink; but let this only be for a moment. All these are nothing when compared with the glory which shall be revealed in and for us. I never made a sacrifice.”


* Thomas Babington Macaulay
Poet, Historian,

“The English Bible,—a book which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.”


* Lord Horatio Nelson

“The lives of all are in the hands of Him who knows best whether to preserve it or no, and to His will do I resign myself.”


* William Makepeace Thackeray
English writer

“I should like to see before I die, and think of it daily more and more, the commencement of Jesus Christ’s christianism in the world, where I am sure people may be made a hundred times happier than by its present forms…”


* John Wesley

“I look on all the world as my parish.”

“The best of it all is, God is with us.”

“I value all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity.”

What is the process of creating a stained glass panel?

Each pane is first mapped out on a storyboard and then sent to Photoshop where it is refined. Once the layout and images are approved the technical lead line drawers convert the drawings into thousands of pieces of glass, which will eventually be connected by lead borders.

From there, glass pickers and cutters find the ideal texture, form and shape of glass for each individual piece of the project. The glass is cut by hand or a water jet machine before it is transferred to the glass painters, who paint the pieces with a mixture of powdered glass and liquid (primarily clove oil, as well as other oils, water and vinegar). Assemblers solder and cement the lead lines, add a patina finish and reinforce the glass with steel. The window is then insulated with plate glass on the outside and tempered glass on the inside, ensuring that no moisture gets inside.

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