West (Woman’s) Window

The West window, or “Women’s Window,” is dedicated to womankind. It speaks to the witness of women to the Christian life from biblical times to the 20th century.

Sixty women are portrayed in a series of sixteen panels, each representing a specific area of endeavor. More than half of the faces are based on portraits or photographs. Included in the subject area are motherhood, missionaries, saints, educators, nurses, musicians, artists, poets, novelists, sovereigns, suffrage workers and actresses. Some names you may recognize include Mary Magdalene, Clara Barton, Emily Dickinson, Jane Austen, Queen Elizabeth I, and Susan Brownell Anthony.

The window is a gift of James Alfred Beresford and Florence Booth Beresford.