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Creation Date

1983

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“In loving memory of Jean Lawson Kennedy.”

Given by her family. Unveiled October 2, 1983.

The Child seated on his mother’s knees has his arms outstretched in love and peace. The image possibly echoes the invitation of Jesus: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Christopher Wallis used colours to create a restful atmosphere, notably with a red backdrop, dark and light blue shades of the Virgin’s robe, a gold nimbus around the Child’s head, and green and gold rays. The two crosses suggest Christ’s Passion. The Virgin Mary appears in a modern stylized fashion.

Jean Lawson Kennedy was the mother of five children who devoted her time and energy to children and her husband, Dr. Jack Kennedy. She was a faithful member of the church and of the Altar Guild where she conscientiously worked.

Information from Trumpeting Our Stained Glass Windows, Elizabeth Spicer’s catalogue of the windows from the Church of St. John the Evangelist.

Associated Church

St. John the Evangelist

Keywords

Stained glass, Church, Church window, London, Ontario

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