Penn pews area – Tower: below bells
St Giles’ church is dedicated to St. Giles. Other buildings which have the same name are frequently near the outskirts of a city or village, because St. Giles is the patron Saint of cripples, beggars and lepers who were never allowed to come near a town. In 1117 Matilda, wife of Henry I, founded an hospital for lepers outside the City of London, which she dedicated to St. Giles. St. Giles is also a patron Saint of the Woodland, having sheltered a wounded hind, pursued by dogs, which fled to his hermit’s cave.
Sir Noel Mobbs who from 1927 was Lord of the Manor of Stoke Poges donated the panel. He had become very wealthy after being one of the founders of Slough Estates. He owned Stoke Park estate and the adjacent Manor house.
The stained glass was made in 1958 by William Morris & Co of Westminster, London. In 1946 Frederick W. Cole has re-established the firm.Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire, N Pevsner & E Williamson, 1994