A window for Wilfred

A timeline has been announced for the completion of Natasha Redina’s window for Wilfred

We are delighted that Natasha Redina was appointed to design our new window after winning the 2022 Design Award in the Glaziers Company’s annual stained glass window design competition.

Thanks to your support, Natasha has been working on the final design of the window for All Saints Church in Dunsden, after receiving feedback from the Diocesan Advisory Committee. The DAC provides the ecclesiastical equivalent of planning consent for all building work in churches.

It is hoped that manufacture will begin in April 2023 after the DAC meet in January and that the window will therefore be installed in time for a special ceremony on the anniversary of Wilfred Owen’s death on November 4, 2023. All donors will be invited.

We will also be preparing a visual record of donors’ names which will be permanently on display in the church.


Thanks to our generous donors, our appeal has now reached its target

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.
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 was the subject of the 50th prestigious Stevens Competition, which is run by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass. Six prize-winners will be announced in May 2022. Local people will then choose the design of the new window for Dunsden. Please download a copy of our brochure for more details.

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