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Lord Harris of Peckham

Sir Philip Harris, now Lord Harris of Peckham, was a major donor to the Westminster Abbey restoration appeal which culminated in 1995 with the completion of the restoration of Henry VII's Lady Chapel. In the west window of this chapel the coats of arms and intials of other major donors and those connected with the Westminster Abbey Trust appeal can be seen. The Harris arms are in the lower row of this window.

In 2000 he and his wife presented the stained glass window at the east end of the chapel (above the Battle of Britain window), designed by Alan Younger. Kneeling figures of the donors can be seen at the base of the design, which celebrates the Virgin Mary.

In 2013 two flanking windows, in a predominantly blue design by Hughie O'Donoghue, were unveiled, also the gift of Lord and Lady Harris. There are no inscriptions in the east windows.

Occupation

Philanthropist

Location

Lady Chapel

Memorial Type

Window

Lord Harris of Peckham
Lord and Lady Harris figures in east window

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Lord Harris of Peckham
Nativity detail in Lord Harris window

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Lord Harris of Peckham
One of the windows by H. O'Donoghue

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Image © 2019 Dean and Chapter of Westminster

The work can be tough, but even the cold and rain don’t bother me as I enjoy it so much. I love every day that I spend at the Abbey – just being here makes me smile.

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Tim - Gardener

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