single most interesting feature is the work of Leonard Evetts. The east
window and four others are by him. Leonard Evetts’ work ranges from
windows in the chapel of Downing College, Cambridge, to the Church of All
Saints, Apia, Western Somoa, and back again to Durham Cathedral. He was
born in 1909 and died in
1997, having completed more than 300 windows. He also worked in
calligraphy, designed altar frontals, church furniture and painted
water-colours. He was Head of the Department of Fine Arts at Newcastle
University (formerly King's College, Durham) from 1937 unti11974.
windows are characterised by a free use of light, by symbolism rather than
narrative, and therefore by clear theological statements.
book about his life and work by his widow, Phyl Evetts (his second wife,
his first wife having died in 1983) and Mary Lean has now been published.
own descriptions of some of the windows are printed in italics in
the location pages. It is interesting to compare the consistent yet
developing style of his windows in date order: the St Martin and St
Christopher windows are the earliest, and the fine but very simple St
Barnabas window the last. Apart from the set of windows by Evetts, there
are windows by Jones & Willis and a particularly fine pair of Arts and
Crafts windows in the Lady Chapel by the very highly regarded worker in
this field, Karl Parsons (1884-1934).