THE Friends of St Thomas à Becket Church, Huntington are pleased to announce their third event of 2019 to be held at St Thomas à Becket Church on Saturday, June 22 at 7.30pm.

Caroline Swash will talk about the background to the beautiful series of stained glass windows created by her father and grandfather, Edward and Henry Payne, for St Thomas à Becket Church. These windows are among their finest creations. The talk will reveal something of the background to the windows and will consider the possibility of an important link with Henry Payne's earlier work for the artistic, intelligent and ill-fated 7th Earl Beauchamp.

Caroline has created stained glass windows for Gloucester, Salisbury and Portsmouth Cathedrals and several churches in the UK and USA. She has written extensively on architectural stained glass and is currently working on the biographies of her father and grandfather.

Caroline began making her own windows in 1965 and has since been combining commissions in stained glass with family life, writing, painting and teaching.

She was Hon Secretary of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, tutor at Central St Martins College of Art and Design and in charge of the two-year postgraduate glass course.

She and her husband set up the Malvern Arts Press in 2000. Publications include '14 stained glass walks in London' with Ginger Ferrell, 'Medical Science and Stained Glass', 'Glass at Central' by Hildegard Pax and 'The 100 best Stained Glass Sites in London' published in 2015.

Wine and canapés will be served after the event.

Tickets are £10 and are available at and for further information please call 07855 300175.