Stained glass window by Scilly artist blessed in Truro

May 31, 2017

A new stained glass window by St Mary's glass artist Oriel Hicks was blessed by the Bishop of Truro last week.

 

The Geoffrey Holborow Memorial Window was commissioned by former Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall Lady Mary Holborow in memory of her husband, who died in August 2015.

 

 

It was dedicated by Bishop Tim Thornton at Ladock Parish Church on Friday May 26th.

 

Oriel said: "Lady Mary Holborow asked for several artists to apply and I was one of them. She had seen my work on Tresco and also launched [husband Steve Hick's boat] the Seahorse in 1997. She picked me to do the window and it took about six weeks to make.

 

"It was lovely to be chosen to do it. It's an honour. I wasn't going to do any more windows as I'm technically retired but you don't say no to Lady Mary Holborow. She's so lovely and does so much for charity. I enjoyed doing it and was delighted to be asked."

 

The design is based on the poem 'I thank thee God, that I have lived' by Elizabeth Craven (1750-1828), which begins: 'I thank thee God, that I have lived / In this great world and known its many joys.'

 

"It was brilliant," Oriel said of the dedication. "I had my ego massaged fabulously, everyone said what a lovely window it was."

 

Around 60 people were at the church, including Lady Mary, her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

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