Marjorie Kemp

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To be distinguished from Margery Kempe.

Marjorie Kemp (1886–1975) was a stained glass artist who studied under Margaret Chilton in Glasgow, and eventually set up a studio in Edinburgh with her. This is a list of her major works excluding collaborations with Margaret Chilton, which are listed under List of works by Margaret Chilton. After Margaret Chilton's death, Marjorie retired from stained glass work and died in Edinburgh on the 20 April 1975.

Works in Parish Churches[edit]

Church Location Date(s) Subject, notes and references
Longformacus Parish Church Longformacus, Borders 1943 Kemp’s window in this church features St Francis.[1]
Kirk of St Nicholas Aberdeen Kemp’s” Crucifixion” and “Resurrection scenes” form part of the great central window of the Apse in this church which contains much Arts and Crafts stained glass.[2]
Alyth Parish Church Alyth, Perthshire 1948 Kemp designed the West window under the South gallery in this church. It is entitled “The Sower”, described by author John Gifford as “an example of restrained expressionism”.[3] The window commemorates the Revd James Meikle who was minister at this church from 1897 to 1933. It depicts the Parable of the Sower and features the local raspberry crops.
St Cuthbert’s Church Milburn, Cumbria Kemp executed a two-light window for this church depicting St George and the dragon in the left light and St Luke in the right side light.[4]
Crieff Parish Church Crieff 1950 For this church Kemp executed a window entitled “Scenes from the Life of Our Lord and St John the Baptist”.[5]
St Kenneth’s Parish Church Kennoway, Fife 1950 Kemp executed six windows for this church in the East and West aisle. They depict “New Testament Scenes”.

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St Andrew and St Leonard-Martyrs Church St Andrews, Fife 1947 The War Memorial and Women's Guild Window was designed and executed by Kemp and was dedicated on Remembrance Sunday, 9 November 1947. The window is in memory of the members of the congregation who fell during two world wars. It is a three-light window and the centre light depicts St Leonard and an inscription from Psalm 124. The left hand light shows Dorcas and the right panel shows Eunice reading a book. The left hand light was in fact designed by W.Wilson.[7]
Buckhaven Parish Church Buckhaven, Fife An East window by Kemp depicts “The Crucifixion”.[8]
Moncur Memorial Church Stronsay, Orkney Islands 1955 Kemp executed the East window “The Good Shepherd”. Described by John Gifford in “The Buildings of Scotland: Highlands and Islands” as “expressionist, with strong blue the dominant colour”.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Longformacus Parish Church". Sacred Scotland. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Kirk of St Nicholas". Kirk of St Nicholas. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  3. ^ Gifford, John. (year) “The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross.” Publisher, page. ISBN 978-0-300-10922-1.
  4. ^ "St Cuthbert Milburn". Cumbria Tourist Board. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  5. ^ "Crieff Parish Church". Perth Tourist Board. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  6. ^ "St Kenneth’s Parish Church". Sacred Scotland. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  7. ^ "St Andrew and St Leonard-Martyrs Church". Scottish Churches. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  8. ^ "Buckhaven Parish Church". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  9. ^ "Moncur Memorial Church". Sacred Scotland. Retrieved 2012-09-08.