Stained glass artist Laurence Lee's Becket Window at Penshurst

David Lough

The Beckett Window at St John there Baptist's Church, Penshurst 1970
Martin Barraud

Laurence Lee (1909-2011) was an artist in stained glass windows. He is best known for his ten large windows in the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral, but his work is also found in Southwark and Guildford cathedrals among others. He served in the army in the war, sketching and painting throughout its course – some of these works are now at the Imperial War Museum. he moved to Penshurst from 1963 onwards, working in his studio on Smarts Hill, and was commissioned to produce a window in Penshurst church for the 800th anniversary celebrations in 1970 of Thomas à Becket’s installation of Penshurst’s first rector.

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