Jane Gray (b.1931)

All Saints Church, Lightwater, Surrey, Design for Stained Glass Window (1990)



18 x 6 cm

Signed, dated and studio stamp verso.

All Saints Church in Lightwater, Surrey was built and dedicated in 1903. Prior to this, services were held in Florence Laundry in Guildford Road as, at that time, Lightwater was a small hamlet. With the development of nurseries and cottages to house the influx of workers that followed soon after, the Conventional District of All Saints’ was formed in 1931. Before this, All Saints Church had been a daughter church of Windlesham. A Priest-in-Charge was appointed shortly after the split in 1931 and a vestry extension was added to the building. This window commemorates the church’s organist, Catherine Challen, and features symbols associated with St Cecilia in acknowledgement of her musical contribution. The window was installed in 1991.

Provenance: the artist’s studio sale.

Literature: Jane Gray, Playing with Rainbows. (Shropshire: Ellingham Press, 2011), p.79.

Condition: very good.

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