A window for Wilfred

An invitation to be
part of our appeal

The Dunsden Owen Association celebrates the life and work of the renowned First World War poet Wilfred Owen, who lived in the village from 1911 to 1913. In 2014 the Association launched a special trail around the local places Wilfred knew. We also installed an interpretation board on the village green. The trail has been enjoyed by many visitors to the area.

Now the Association has partnered with the parish of Shiplake with Dunsden and with the Glaziers’ Company to launch a project to design and install a stunning new stained glass window in our church which will commemorate the poet’s time here. We are extremely fortunate that the design of the window will be the subject of the prestigious Stevens Competition, which is run by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass. Six prize-winners will be announced early in 2022. Local people will then choose the design of the new window for Dunsden.

But without around £25,000 funding, this exciting project may never go ahead. Will you help us to make it possible? Please download a copy of our brochure for more details.

You may donate either by bank transfer or by posting a cheque payable to Shiplake & Dunsden PCC to Long Gardens, Sonning Eye, Reading RG4 6TR. If you are  UK tax payer it would be appreciated if you could please complete and return the Gift Aid form which you will find in our PDF brochure.

If you donate online, your bank may ask for the full account title and its status. The account is a business one in the name of the Parochial Church Council of Shiplake and Dunsden.

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