Historical information

Rev Walter Guthrie Bower was born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England in 1877. He was a graduate of London University and was ordained a priest in 1901. He had been a curate of St. Michael & All Angels, Bedminster, then he became the Vicar of St. Thomas, Bristol, for 8 years prior to coming to Warrnambool in 1923. He made a lasting impression on the Parish with his teaching and Christian humility and service. He was a quiet, scholarly, Christian gentleman who endeared himself to all sections of the community. He was married to Norah Marianne. He resigned from the Vicariate of Warrnambool in 1932, to return to England to accept the living of Metfield with Withersdale, Suffolk. HIs address when he died was - The Vicarage, Metfield, Harleston, Norfolk. He died on Mar 26th, 1936 aged 59 yrs leaving his widow Norah. Norah died in 1963 aged approx 77 yrs in Horiston, Devon.

Physical description

Stained glass lancet window memorial to the Reverend Walter Guthrie Bower, the 7th Vicar of the Parish of Warrambool 1923 - 1932. Depicting Jesus as the Good Shepherd.

Inscriptions & markings

To the Glory of God. In grateful and/affectionate memory of the life and ministry of/ Walter Guthrie Bower/ Vicar of this parish 19230-01932. A faithful minister of the Gospel.