The Robert Davies Memorial Window
The English Presbyterian Church is of historical significance in Menai Bridge because of its association with the Davies family who contributed greatly to the development of the town. There are a number of memorials to them, the most important probably being the chancel window.
The chancel window in Menai Bridge English Presbyterian Church is a memorial to the philanthropist Robert Davies who was the principal benefactor in the building of the church. The window was commissioned in 1906 by Robert's nephews and nieces and comes from the workshops of James Powell and Sons (Whitefriars Glass)
The four frames or lights epict two events in the life of Christ and two in the life of St Paul. Together with their eight inscriptions, four in Welsh alternating with four in English, they plead the universality of the Christian message and the charity that is implicit in it. The message of the window is summed up in the quotation from Matthew 25:40 which runs along the bottom of the window, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto on of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
A plaque to the memory of this outstanding philanthropist is adjacent on the wall of the chancel.
The south transept contains a number of memorials to members of the Davies family.
A memorial to the members of the congregation who fell in the two world wars faces the entrance to the church. A leaflet and a booklet are available
Now read the Book!
The Robert Davies Memorial Window described, together with four essays or sermons exploring the meaning of the window. A short biography of Robert Davies.
A leaflet is also available.