We are sad to report the death of stained-glass historian and lecturer, Robin Lunn, who passed away earlier this month aged 78, after suffering Motor Neurone Disease with valour and dignity.
A much respected headmaster and educator in the south-west, Robin focussed his energies on the stained glass of Gloucester Cathedral after taking early retirement in 1989. He was a key figure in compiling an inventory of the Cathedral’s stained glass and frequently led guided tours and study days at the church. He contributed articles to Vidimus about the cathedral glass (see Vidimus 4), and wrote the chapter about stained glass in Gloucester Cathedral Faith, Art and Architecture: 1000 years, published by Scala Books in 2011. He was always enthusiastic company.
In 2014, Robin was admitted to the Company of St Kyneburga (named after the co-foundress and abbess in the eighth century of the first religious community at what is now Gloucester Cathedral) by the bishop of Gloucester in recognition of his chairmanship of the cathedral’s fabric committee and outstanding services to the cathedral chapter.
Our sympathies are extended to his family and all who loved him. He will be missed.