The Chagall windows at Tudeley were commissioned by Sir Henry and Lady d'Avigdor-Goldsmid in memory of Sarah d'Avigdor-Goldsmid, their daughter who died in 1963 at the tragically early age of 21, in a sailing accident off Rye. Sarah d'Avigdor-Goldsmid and her mother had visited the 1961 Louvre exhibition of Chagall's work. The centrepiece of the exhibition were the windows designed for the synagogue of the Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem, depicting the Twelve Tribes of Israel. It was the memory of her daughter's love of these windows that led Sir Henry and Lady d'Avigdor-Goldsmid to commission Chagall to design windows for All Saints Tudeley.
Detailed information on the subject of each window is available at: http://www.tudeley.org/allsaintstudeley.htm