Carrickfergus, N Ireland
Canon Rutherford has drawn attention to the fact that the porch of the Church was an extremely important feature in those days. Much civil business was transacted there. Coroner's Courts were held in it. Public deeds and covenants were signed there and the first part of the marriage service, being a contract, took place in it.
The lovely Saint Nicholas' window was placed there at that time and we see Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, as Patron Saint of Sailors and benefactor of the poor. (Note the three bags of gold). We also see him in the bottom right hand side of the window as Santa Claus on his reindeer drawn sledge.