Memorial to Deaconess Isabella Gilmore (1842-1923) by Arthur George Walker, R.A. (1861-1936). White marble bas-relief in grey marble "frame" beautifully set on a darker plaque with gold lettering, the whole designed by Ninian Comper. South transept, Southwark Cathedral. [Click on these images to enlarge them.]

Close up of Walker's monogram in the left-hand corner of the relief.

The plaque is inscribed to Deaconess Gilmore's memory, and in honour of her as the "First Head Deacon of the Dioceses / of ROCHESTER & SOUTHWARK / and an honoured leader in the / revival of the Ministry of Deaconesses / A SERVANT OF THE CHURCH / A SUCCOURER OF MANY."

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Martin, Mary Clare. "Gilmore [née Morris], Isabella (1842–1923), philanthropist and Church of England deaconess." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Online ed. Web. 9 August 2018. (This lists the memorial as one of Gilmore's likenesses.)

Last modified 20 October 2017