The sad tale of Joseph Myres is told in this window. Joseph was the son of Frederick and Alice Myres who lived on Longsands Lane. In 1869, he became a merchant shipman working out of Liverpool. His last post in 1871 was 2nd mate on the ‘City of Brussels’, a passenger liner which, in 1869, broke the record for the fastest eastbound crossing to New York. It is not known whether Joseph died on duty.
The window was made by Lavers Barraud and Westlake and paid for by a few of his friends. It cost £26 and depicts Jesus preaching from a boat and also walking on the Sea of Galilee.
(PR3285/4/4 Receipt for window in Christ Church archive)
One feature regularly used by Lavers, Barraud and Westlake was a red and white halo around the head of Christ. Below are two examples of this feature.