The east window has reticulated (network) tracery. If you look carefully at the close-up photograph below you can see the remains of medieval coloured glass.

It may be that before the reformation some of the larger windows contained coloured glass but that during that period they were deliberately smashed.


East window from outside.

East window from the inside.

The modern glass in the three quatrefoils at the top has, on the left, a candle, symbolizing the 'Light of the World'; on the right a dove, a symbol of the Holy Spirit; in the centre, the cross with a fish. The fish was an early Christian sign, chosen because the letters of the Greek for a fish are the initial letters of 'Jesus Christ Son of God Saviour'.

Top of the east window.

In the Chancel, the window in the north wall is in the early Decorated style with elongated trefoils in the two lights.

The photograph on the right shows a close-up of the remains of medieval coloured glass in the top, centre of the window.

Outside view of the north chancel window.
Close-up of the top-centre glass in the north chancel window.

The 14th C window nearest to the screen, on the south side of the chancel, is divided by transoms (cross-bars) to form a low side window, and remains of hinges may still be seen on the jambs.

The purpose of such a window was probably that, at the consecration of the bread and the cup, a bell could be rung through the open window (bottom right), so that:

'People who have not leisure daily to be present at Mass may, wherever they are, in houses or fields, bow their knees'. (Archbishop Peckham 1281).

South window of the chancel near the organ.

The modern east window in the south aisle was designed and made by Rosemary Rutherford in 1975. She was the sister of Canon John Rutherford, Rector at the time.

On the left it represents the 'Tree of Life'

The middle shows the 'Transfiguration of Christ',
with Peter below and Christ above.

On the right we see the 'River of Life'.

The east window in the south aisle.
The stained-glass windows in the south aisle were also designed by Rosemary Rutherford and dedicated by the Bishop of Dunwich on the 11th November, 1981: 
Creation; People in darkness see a great light; Annunciation.
Nativity, Crucifixion & Ressurection.
'Let us create man in our own image'
'The people that walked in darkness
have seen a great light'
'The Annunciation'

'The Nativity'
'The Crucifixion'
'The Resurrection'

The vestry window.
Jesus baptising John & Nicodemus coming by night.
The west window of the south aisle is in the Perpendicular style. If you look carefully at the bottom of this window you will see it was partially filled in with brick and flint. It is probable that this was done when the vestry was constructed in the 18th C.
This stained glass window is the most recent being made from a design by Rosemary Rutherford. On the left It shows Jesus baptising John; on the right Nicodemus comes to Jesus by night. It was dedicatedon 30th October 1994 by the Archdeacon of Ipswich.
One of the north windows.

Most of the windows in both the South aisle and the north side of the nave are square-headed.

Some of them contain fragments of medieval glass as shown below:

Medieval glass.
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