In the near future, we hope to reorder the tower. We plan to put in a new floor midway between the ground and the first floor and the bell-ringers will move up from the ground floor to the new first floor. To give them a barrier between the ringing chamber and the church we plan to errect a plate glass screen which will be dedicated to the 55th USAF who were based at Wormingford airfield during the war. On the ground floor, we plan to build a kitchen and toilet and a small seating area.
New Screen to Tower at St.
Andrew’s Church, Wormingford,
Tim Venn Design
66 Drury Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 7UU
T:(01206) 578734 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMORIAL WINDOW AT ST ANDREW’S CHURCH, WORMINGFORD
The proposal is for a new memorial window, door and glazing set in an
oak frame and fixed to the exsting screen in the tower arch.The
sandblasted glass design only is shown on this sheet.
The tower arch position is one of the darker areas of the church, lit only
by narrow Norman windows within the tower. Colour would be difficult to
interpret and subtle details could be lost in this elevated and shaded
The design concept is to use simple bold lines and sandblasting, with
gold colour applied to the lettering in the screen.
The design refers to the contrails in the sky resulting from aerial combat
often seen over the countryside, with the depiction of the aircraft flown
from Wormingford, the Lockheed Lightning and the Mustang. Allegorical
reference is made to the souls of the airmen rising toward heaven
through the feather/leaf forms spreading out from the contrails.
A local link is also made through the work of Paul Nash whose brother
John also a war artist lived in the village. Paul Nash’s watercolours of
aerial combat are a reference theme for this work. See image far right.
St. Andrew’s Church, Wormingford. Proposal for a Memorial Screen. 0924SK11
IN MEMORY OF THE FIFTY FIVE UNITED STATES AIRMEN BASED AT
WORMINGFORD AIRFIELD WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
The United States
Army Air Forces
The 55th fighter group
The Eighth Air Force
PHOTOGRAPHS TO BE INCLUDED
The photographs above show the
test pieces for the design in the
workshops of Saper Glass with LED
edge lighting strip to illuminate the
Paul Nash, Battle of Britain 1941
Imperial War Museum
More details later…