All Saints, Tudeley Church

Image Source: John Vigar

 

Set in a farmyard, this church draws thousands of visitors to see the only complete set of stained glass by Marc Chagall in England. The earliest glass is that in the east window which was installed as a memorial to Sarah d'Avigdor Goldsmid in 1967. She died in a sailing accident and is shown floating in the waves. After its erection a complete set of glass was designed and made for the church, although it was not fully installed in the church until after Chagall's death. The Victorian glass which had to be removed to accommodate it has been placed in light boxes below the tower, which is entered below the impressive organ built in 1994. The whole church is light and open, with high quality workmanship in ceiling, pews and floor. It is an example to all that twentieth-century workmanship - providing it is of good quality - has often improved a medieval building.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 304

Morning Attendance: No service

Afternoon Attendance: 274

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: 1874 Medley Fulford

Second Restoration: -

 

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