Gloucester Cathedral service dedicates Ivor Gurney window

Lights 5-8 of Ivor Gurney window Lights five to eight of the Ivor Gurney window

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A stained glass window commemorating the life of a Gloucestershire poet and composer has been dedicated at a special evensong service.

The window, by artist Tom Denny, was unveiled in Gloucester Cathedral earlier this year where Ivor Gurney was once a chorister.

Dean of Gloucester, The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, said he was delighted the window recognised one of Gloucestershire's "most beloved sons".

The service took place at 17:30 BST.

"It is a fitting tribute to all who served during the Great War [World War One] and everyone is welcome to come and see this very special piece of craftsmanship," he added.

Lights 5-8 of Ivor Gurney window Lights five to eight of the Ivor Gurney window

Each of the eight window lights is said to draw inspiration from the poet's love of Gloucestershire but also his troubled life, which included service during World War One.

Several were also inspired by the Gloucestershire countryside.

The window was commissioned in June last year with a charity music festival held in the summer to raise money towards it.

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