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A window for Wilfred

Quakers and peace then and now

Welcome to Wilfred Owen in Dunsden

Natasha Redina’s design for a Wilfred Owen window has now been successfully updated in response to suggestions from the Oxford Diocese and the Dunsden Owen Association.

She has prepared a brochure about her design. Her website is here.
Read more about the window project 


DOA committee members pictured with Natasha Redina, the window’s designer, and the Revd Robert Thewsey.

The work of Wilfred Owen, and his presence in Dunsden between the years 1911 and 1913, is what links the individuals who form the Dunsden Owen Association. For each of us this connection means something different: creativity, history, heritage, community, the church, pacifism, spirituality. Yet we are united in our common aim of honouring Wilfred Owen, recognising the importance of the years he spent in Dunsden, and raising the profile of this great war poet both locally and nationally.

In 2018, the association successfully commemorated the centenary of the end of WW1 with a fascinating series of talks in Dunsden village hall. They were given by experts in their field and ranged from shell-shock to the response of Quakers to conflict. 

  • celebrate an important local story
  • create art events that will move and illuminate
  • build our community and its links with Ors, France, where Owen died
  • deepen understanding of Owen’s message
  • use our educational skills to stimulate and inform

Our Owen in Dunsden Trail provides a fascinating introduction to Wilfred’s time in Dunsden. We are working to update our free interactive app for iPhone and Android which is currently unavailable. 

A Trail leaflet is also available which you can print off before you arrive in Dunsden.