Bishop to dedicate re-glazed window to poet and author

St George’s Church, St Cross South Elmham. Picture provide by Maurice Philpot.

St George’s Church, St Cross South Elmham. Picture provide by Maurice Philpot. - Credit: Archant

The bishop of St Edumndsbury and Ipswich will perform a dedication service to a poet and author at a church in Waveney.

The window dedicated to Elizabeth Smart. Picture provide by Maurice Philpot.

The window dedicated to Elizabeth Smart. Picture provide by Maurice Philpot. - Credit: Archant

The Rt Revd Martin Seeley, will be coming to St George’s Church, St Cross South Elmham on April 22 to dedicate a window re-glazed to the memory of Elizabeth Smart, the Canadian poet and author, who is buried in the churchyard.

Members of Elizabeth Smart’s family will be attending the service at 11am and her granddaughter Lydia, will be reading two of her poems.

Elizabeth Smart, who died in 1986, published her best known work By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept in 1945, and moved to Suffolk in the 1960s.

The memorial window was donated by Mr T A Dyer of Ilminster, Somerset.


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The glaziers were Paige Kenton and Jason Brauer of Shelton, and the commemorative plaque was produced by H L Perfitt, Stonemasons, of Diss.

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