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New stained glass window at Durham Cathedral in honour of late student

Sara Pilkington - who passed away in 2012 Credit: Durham Cathedral

The parents of a Durham University student, who died whilst studying in the city, have donated a new stained glass window in Durham Cathedral, in memory of their daughter.

Sara Pilkington died suddenly from a cardiac-related condition in February 2012, during her final year studying Combined Arts (BA Hons) at Durham University where she was a member of Collingwood College.

Now a new stained glass window will be installed in her memory in the North Quire Aisle of the Cathedral.

Sara’s parents Jonathan and Jools Pilkington, have been working closely with the Chapter of Durham Cathedral and a team of experts, to consult on the design and installation of the new window.

Chichester-based glass artist Mel Howse has been commissioned to create the piece, which is expected to be installed in 2018.

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