1910: St Peter’s Anglican Church, Mornington, Victoria.

Artist/Studio: Auguste Fischer, c. 1910.
Location: Mornington, Victoria, Australia.
Building: St Peter’s Anglican, Mornington.
Memorial: Sir Frederick Thomas Sargood.
Photos dated: 11th May 2013.

On Christmas day in 1910 a three light memorial stained glass window was unveiled in St Peter’s Anglican Church at Mornington, Victoria. The window was crafted by the stained glass artist Auguste Fischer (1861-1916) and was erected as a memorial to Senator Sir Frederick Thomas Sargood (1834-1903).

The memorial text on the window(s) reads:

“TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF SENATOR SIR FREDERICK THOMAS SARGOOD K.C.M.G, M.P BORN MAY 30th 1834 DIED JAN 2nd 1903”.

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The Argus, Melbourne, Vic, Thursday 15th December 1910, page 7.

“A handsome stained-glass window, in memory of Sir Frederick Sargood, has just been finished by Mr. A. Fischer. It is three-light, Gothic in form, and quite 12ft. in height. Each light furnishes a Biblical subject. The centre depicts Christ as the Good Shepherd, the flanking motives being St. Peter and the Saviour on the water, and “Suffer Little Children to Come unto Me”. The work has been very beautifully carried out, both in modelling and colouring, and will be unveiled in St. Peter’s Church, Mornington, on Christmas Day.”

External links:

Biography: Sir Frederick Thomas Sargood (1834-1903)

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