Vann Memorial Window

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Who is my Neighbour?

Oliver Cowley is the artist who produced this set of three windows in his Brisbane studio in 1971. The inscription reads:

Who is my neighbour?

In loving memory of John and Lilian Vann

died 22nd August 1966 30th January 1965

From their grateful family

This window was originally in the City Congregational Church which became Ann Street City Uniting Church in 1977. The Ann Street congregation merged with St Andrew’s Uniting Church in 1981 and the windows were installed in the foyer at the entrance to St Andrew’s. It was necessary to remove these windows with others in the north wall in 1999 when the wall was replaced with clear glass. Oliver Cowley learnt his craft as an apprentice in Exton’s Studio where William Bustard shared his skill and knowledge. It is hoped this set of windows will again be placed suitably on a wall in St Andrew’s. For the time being they are safely stored and exhibited from time to time.