David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Monday, July 07, 2008

St. Thomas of Canterbury Dodbrooke Parish Church, Kingsbridge, Devon.

On Tuesday 1st. July I attended a special Guild Office and Benediction of my Chapter of the Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary held at St. Thomas of Canterbury Parish Church, Dodbrooke, Kingsbridge, Devon. Our Chaplain, Fr.Brian Lay officiated and the Rector, Prebendary Tony Kyriakides-Yeldham, gave an inspiring homilly. There are several fine specimens of stained glass windows in this lovely medieval church but as a Freemason I was intrigued to find one known as The Mason's Window. At the top it has God's all-seeing eye. Below that the celestial and terrestial globes. The middle of the left panel depicts the mason's working tools. The bottom of the centre panel depicts the craftman's square and compasses and the centre of the right hand panel depicts the Volume of the Sacred Law and the Triangle. All highly significant to any Freemason and the established basis of our Fraternity and Order. A beautiful church and I can but recommend a visit if ever you holiday in the South Hams area of Devon.


Old Plod said...

I am grateful to Alan of Northumberland who has e-mailed me to remind me of the iconic Masonic symbols to be found at the famous Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh, and also at the seventh century Christian settlement at Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island, Northumberland. Both places greatly interest me and I hope to visit them at some time in the not too distant future. Many thanks Alan.

Annette said...

We've just come back from there!!
Isn't that typical.
Next time we go we will have to go and see that...it looks beautiful.