Tansley Village

Brodie Mais Window
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Brodie Mais Window

The window was erected in 1941 in memory of the Revd Brodie Stuart Mais and his wife Hannah Horden Mais by their son, the writer and broadcaster, Stuart Petre Brodie (SPB) Mais.

The Revd Brodie Mais was Rector of the parish for 51 years, from 1890 until 1941 and was a well loved character fondly remembered to this day by older people in the village.

The window is a Ford Madox Brown design of Archangel Uriel which he designed originally for St Michael and All Angels church in Brighton in 1862. Our window is an exact copy made possibly in the early 1900s. The colours are much more vibrant than the original in Brighton made by Morris.

In the 1930s the window was in the private collection of a Campbell Blair who lived in Llandudno (Wales). After his death it was sold with his other estate in Bakewell. The Revd Brodie Mais bought it in 1939 to install in church in memory of his wife but owing to the war he did not manage to do it. However after his death in 1941, his son had it installed. It is not known who made the window and for what purpose.

The window depicts Archangel Uriel. His cloak is covered with the signs of the zodiac. The sun behind his head has flames from it and also has a face on it (The two eyes can be seen on either side of the face.)