Window placed as a tribute to bubbly Marion

The new stained glass window in memory of John Morgan's wife Marion
The new stained glass window in memory of John Morgan's wife Marion

A new stained glass window, the first to be put in place at a church in more than half a century, has been created in memory of a well-known woman.

The stained glass window has been put in place at All Saints Church in Midland Road, Wellingborough, in memory of Marion Morgan, who died last year at the age of 84.

The window is the first to be installed at All Saints Church in 60 years and was paid for by Marion’s husband John.

The window was designed and made by artist Rachael Aldridge, who lives in Walgrave.

Mr Morgan, 93, of Wellingborough, said he was very pleased with the finished window. He said: “It depicts Marion’s life. There’s glass bubbles in it because she was such a bubbly person.

“The artist who designed it was a very clever lady, I’m delighted with it.

“When I look at it and the sun comes up behind it, it’s just like Marion saying hello.”

The stained glass window includes a picture of sheet music to depict Marion’s involvement in local societies. She was a founder member of Wellingborough Pantomime Society and Wellingborough Operatic Society.

Mr Morgan said: “She was a key member of the church – she was baptised in that church as well, she was a well-known character. We married some 30 years ago. It’s the very least I could do for her, she was a wonderful lady. I was a very lucky person for her to marry me.”

Sue Poolman, who managed the work on the window for Mr Morgan, said: “It is a lovely modern design in vibrant jewel colours, reflecting Marion’s favourite colours, with sandblasted designs depicting Marion’s interests.

“The glass is beautiful, mostly hand-made textured German glass, but with a small portion of the Union Flag in the quatrefoil using hand-made French glass.

“The Union Flag is there because Marion was a real patriot, and also it has a significance in that it is the Jubilee year. The window is in a south facing position, so when the sun shines through it is truly magnificent.”

The window was unveiled at a dedication service, during which Marion’s three great-grandchildren were also baptised.