15 Mar 2020

Stained-glass window to honour Reverend Arnold Spencer-Smith

From Standing Room Only, 2:40 pm on 15 March 2020

This is not something you hear about too much these days - the commissioning of a new stained-glass window.

Yes, it is being placed in a church - the All Saints Church in North Dunedin. But its subject is not a scene from the Bible. It is a tribute to the Reverend Arnold Spencer-Smith, the chaplain of famed British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

So who was Arnold Spencer-Smith and what was his connection with Dunedin? Simon Morris talked to Dunedin artist Jenna Packer and stained-glass maker Peter McKenzie.