Dedication of Trinity Window, All Saints Goodmayes

IMG_2223A service to commission and dedicate the newly installed “Trinity Window” as the East Window of All Saints Goodmayes, to commemorate a century of worship at the church, was held on Palm Sunday (20th March, 2016). The Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, conducted the Service and dedicated the Centenary window.
Bishop Stephen said that it was lovely to be at All Saints Goodmayes forHavering-20160320-00532 Palm Sunday and to dedicate their beautiful centenary window. He noted that the window encompasses all the colours of the liturgical seasons and reminds of God the Holy Trinity. He spoke of God’s promise to open the window of heaven for us and led the congregation in praying that as the light shines through the many colours of the window, so our lives may show forth the beauty of God’s manifold gifts of grace.
Bishop Stephen is a patron of commission4mission and the Trinity window at All Saints Goodmayes is our 13th completed commission. The window was made and installed by Richard Paton to a design by Henry Shelton. Richard and Henry have previously worked together on commission4mission commissions at All Saints Hutton where they created two sets of etched glass windows.
Henry’s colourful abstract design for the three light East window features, in his inimitable minimal style, imagery representing the Holy Trinity. Henry is a member of the congregation and previously created etched glass windows for the Reindorp Chapel at All Saints.
IMG_2228The window commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the church and has been funded, in part, by donations from the congregation in memory of loved ones.
Richard Paton says: “The last few weeks has seen the making and fitting of a new East Window at All Saints Church, Goodmayes celebrating the church’s Centenary.  This very colourful design by Henry Shelton symbolises the Holy Trinity (God the Father, Jesus & the Holy Trinity) depicted in just 3 lines.  The space inside has been transformed from anonymous small square glass making a large space more intimate and warm.”