Celebrating RVW in Stained-Glass

"In the next world, I shan't be doing music, with all the striving and disappointments.  

I shall be being it."

Commemorative Stained Glass Window

We are planning to install a new stained-glass window in All Saints' Church, Down Ampney, in memory of Ralph Vaughan Williams who was born in the Vicarage.

Tom Denny - a renowned stained-glass 
artist has been commissioned to undertake this work and has developed a design which has been approved by the Parochial Church Council, the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust and recommended by the Diocesan Advisory Committee.

We are now at the stage of a formal public consultation process for 30 days (from 28th May).

                                                     Tom Denny explains his proposed design at All Saints' Church, Down Ampney

We are intending to place the new three-light window in the Sanctuary in a window which currently has tinted glass.

The inspiration of the proposed window is 'Pilgrim's Progress' - which featured heavily in RVW's thinking and music.  

It is our hope that the window will be installed later this year as the culmination of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of RVW's birth.

For more details - please do contact the Vicar - email: ampneyrector@gmail.com

If you would like to make a formal representation on our proposal this can be done directly by writing to the Diocesan Registrar at Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, BRISTOL, BS1 4QA.   Email: Faculties@vwv.co.uk

The sketch of the window does not really do justice to the depth, richness and vibrancy of the work that Tom Denny achieves with stained-glass.  There are examples of his work at Gloucester and Hereford Cathedrals.   For more information about his work look on line at https://www.thomasdenny.co.uk

We hope you will be inspired by this new piece of artwork to adorn All Saints' Church, Down Ampney which celebrates RVW and is to the Glory of God.


Meet Some of our Contributors

Supporters and Sponsors

The Vaughan Williams Society
The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust
The Chamber Music Foundation
The Fieldrose Trust
Bernard and Marion Hyde
Harry Bingham - Graphic Design
Gloucester Cathedral