About 30 years ago I discovered this jewel of a church, All Saints in Tudeley cum Capel, Kent. Entirely filled with stained glass windows by Chagall.

Sarah, the daughter of Sir Henry and Lady d’Avigdor-Goldsmid drowned in a sailing accident off Rye. Her parents commissioned Chagall to create an alter widow to her memory. They were so moved by the tribute that they had all the remaining windows in the tiny church made by Chagall too. Making it the only church in the world with all its windows by Marc Chagall.

It is remarkable that these works can only be seen by driving the country lanes to the church. Most of the windows spill blue, contemplative light throughout the church. Only when you turn to leave are you faced with two splendid yellow windows to lift your spirits.

On opening the door to leave you can be struck by how less beautiful the natural world seems after the colour intense experience of Chagall’s vision. Please find time to visit here.

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