This month Christ Church, Eaton (Norwich, Norfolk) is celebrating the restoration of its stained-glass windows. As reported in Vidimus 68, the church launched a fund-raising campaign entitled ‘Be a Pane’, during which the community worked to raise the money needed to repair the church’s stained glass, particularly the west window. This window, dating from 1918, was designed by Arthur A. Orr of Harrow to celebrate the golden wedding of the Norwich industrialist, John Joseph Dawson Paul. Orr (1868–1949) was a freelance glass designer and worked with Hardman & Co. He produced windows for many churches, including St Saviour’s, Lewisham; Christ Church, Moss Side, Manchester; the church of the Transfiguration, Pyecombe, West Sussex; and St Lawrence, Eyam, Derbyshire. Examples of his work can be seen in The Stained Glass Museum.
The ‘Be a Pane’ campaign was successful, and restoration of the windows was completed by May 2014. The church held a service on 8 June 2014 to celebrate the repair and reinstallation of the glass.