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Clarence and Eric Fletcher

On the south side of St Margaret's Church Westminster is a memorial window to Clarence Fletcher, by John Piper. The small slate plaque below reads: 

This window was given in memory of Clarence George Eugene Fletcher for many years a member of the congregation and a teacher in the Sunday School of St Margarets.

The Piper windows were inserted in 1966 to replace war damaged glass.

Below is a tablet to his son, dedicated on 28th September 1993 and this reads:

To the Glory of God and in memory of The Right Honourable Eric George Molyneux Lord Fletcher of Islington 1903-1990 son of Clarence Fletcher. Member of Parliament for East Islington 1945-1970, Minister without Portfolio 1964-1966. Chairman of Ways and Means 1966-1968, Churchwarden at St Margarets 1962-1970

Above is his coloured coat of arms. He was born on 26th March 1903 and became a Labour Member of Parliament and served on the London County Council. Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons he was knighted in 1964 and created a life peer in 1970. He died on 9th June 1990 and his memorial service was held in the church on 18th October with readings by the Reverend Jonathan Fletcher and the Reverend David Fletcher.

Further reading

"Random reminiscences of Lord Fletcher of Islington" by Eric Fletcher, 1986

Occupation

Politician

Location

St Margaret's Church

Memorial Type

Window; plaque

Material Type

Glass

Clarence and Eric Fletcher
Clarence and Eric Fletcher memorial

This image can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library

Image © 2019 Dean and Chapter of Westminster

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