Church of England Diocese of Oxford Holy Trinity, Windsor

Trinity Tour 13

2 Jun 2020, 8 p.m.

The Chancel Screen is a memorial to members of the Household Cavalry who fell during the Great War and, like the Reredos and Altar Rail, was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott ARA. As in many churches the screen is decorative and merely denotes the divide between the chancel (altar area) and the nave (main church).

It was dedicated on Sunday 16 October 1921 by the Bishop of Buckingham. The Screen, covered by a large Union Flag, was unveiled by Lt Col Lord Tweedmouth CMG DSO MVO, Royal Horse Guards, who also placed the Roll of Honour in a shrine below it.

In the centre of the Screen is the figure of St Michael, beside the pulpit is St Eustace and on the other side, by the lectern, is St Oswald. All three saints are associated with the military. On the far side of the lectern is a kneeling figure (pictured) of a Household Cavalryman in his military cloak. The model for this figure was Squadron Corporal Major Robert Jessie Randell of the Life Guards.

The Roll of Honour is a beautiful book which is now located in a case near the Household Division Chapel. It was produced under the direction of Sir Gilbert Scott, designed Sidney H Meteyard and executed by Kate M Eadie RMS

The words by John Bunyan are on the decorative first page:

My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage & skill to him that can get it. My marks and scars I carry with me to be a witness for me that I have fought his battles who now will be my rewarder.

So he passed over and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side.