Marjorie Kemp

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Marjorie Boyce Kemp
Born1886 (1886)
Blairgowrie, Scotland
Died20 April 1975(1975-04-20) (aged 88–89)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Known forStained glass
MovementArts and crafts movement

Marjorie Boyce Kemp (1886 – 20 April 1975) was a Scottish 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 Chilton's death, Kemp 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
All Saints' Church Dunedin, New Zealand 1932 A single light window in twelve sections, with three scenes on the theme of Matthew 25:40 "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." In three scenes the window shows a woman offering Christ food, water and shelter. The window contains three parts of the Matthew 25:40 text:"Inasmuch.. the least of brethren" Above the inscription there is an image of Miss Howlison's parish church in England. The inscription reads: To the Glory of God & in grateful memory of Isabella Howlison, entered into rest October 5, 1919 AD.
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”.


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]


  1. ^ "Longformacus Parish Church". Sacred Scotland. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Kirk of St Nicholas" (PDF). Kirk of St Nicholas. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  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 8 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Crieff Parish Church". Perth Tourist Board. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  6. ^ "St Kenneth's Parish Church". Sacred Scotland. Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  7. ^ "St Andrew and St Leonard-Martyrs Church". Scottish Churches. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Buckhaven Parish Church". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  9. ^ "Moncur Memorial Church". Sacred Scotland. Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012.