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The Godmersham Occasional Lecture 2017

Fig. 1. Detail of St George from Karl Parson’s window of 1912 at All Saints Church, Eastchurch, Kent.
Fig. 1. Detail of St George from Karl Parson’s window of 1912 at All Saints Church, Eastchurch, Kent.

Fig. 1. Detail of St George from Karl Parson’s window of 1912 at All Saints Church, Eastchurch, Kent.

Friday, 24th November 2017 at 7.30pm

Leslie Smith, FSA, Hon. Librarian of the BSMGP will give a talk on, 20th Century Stained Glass in Kent Churches, in aid of the Friends of Godmersham Church.

This visual tour of Kent churches will chart the eventual demise of the large Victorian stained-glass firms such as Kempe and Clayton and Bell ,and the emergence of the artist craftsman through the influence of teachers such as Christopher Whall and Martin Trav-ers. The demand for commemorative windows after World War I and the destruction of windows in Front Line Kent during World War II provided opportunities for skilled de-signers and makers to practice their craft. Other episodes in Kent’s eventful history will also be highlighted, as will windows by Chagall, John Piper, Patrick Reyntiens and cur-rent practising Kent artists.

The lecture will take place in St Lawrence Church, Godmersham CT4 7DR which is 8 miles west of Canterbury on the A28. Tickets cost £10 each, including a glass of wine To book please call 08442 439 475, or visit the website.