St Mellitus, St Paul and St Edward the Confessor, by C. E. Moore in St Martin's, West Acton, London. This is the third window in the north aisle. St Mellitus was the first Bishop of London after the Romans left, and this church was built under the patronage of the Bishop of London from 1901-39, Arthur Winnington-Ingram. Of special interest is the window to St Paul, commemorating the actress "Miss Compton," a regular (actually, the inscription has "constant") worshipper at the church. "Miss Compton" was the stage name of Katherine Julia Carton, a comedy actress from a celebrated acting family, who was often mentioned in cast lists, and who received a long and glowing obituary in the Times. Her funeral service was held at the church, and she was buried in the churchyard there (see "Miss Compton").

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Eberhard, Robert. "St Martin's, West Acton." Church Stained Glass Windows. Web. 30 June 2017.

"Miss Compton." Times. 17 May 1928: 18. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 30 June 2017.

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