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St Mary's Huntingfield 2

 

The twelve large panels of thechancel ceiling each show an angel holding either a scroll with the words of the canticle 'Blessed be the Lord God of Israel', or the emblems of the Passion: the cross, the hammer and nails, the scourge, the lance, the crown of thorns and the reed.

Two pelicans in their piety (pecking their breasts to feed their young) are in the last small panels.

Between the beam ends of the chancel roof there are Bible verses in Gothic lettering,

then two tiers of panels; the lower have pictures of the Lamb of God alternating with`the Keys of Heaven. Above, are crowned monograms.

 

Above the Chancel Arch, the Lamb of God is depicted with the words 'Glory, Honour, Praise and Power unto the Lamb for Ever and Ever', lines taken from the Book of Revelation.

Three years later Mildred Holland began to paint again in the nave. In 1866 her husband William makes a note 'scaffolding finally taken down, September Ist'. The whole cost of repairing the nave roof, preparing it for painting and for materials amounted to £247.10s.7d of which £16.7s.6d was for 225 books of gold leaf and £72 for colours. William Holland's notes show that between 1859 and 1882 a total of £2,034. 10s.0d was spent on the church restoration, of which, apparently, he gave all but £400.

St Mary's Huntingfield 2

 

The twelve large panels of thechancel ceiling each show an angel holding either a scroll with the words of the canticle 'Blessed be the Lord God of Israel', or the emblems of the Passion: the cross, the hammer and nails, the scourge, the lance, the crown of thorns and the reed.

Two pelicans in their piety (pecking their breasts to feed their young) are in the last small panels.

Between the beam ends of the chancel roof there are Bible verses in Gothic lettering,

then two tiers of panels; the lower have pictures of the Lamb of God alternating with`the Keys of Heaven. Above, are crowned monograms.

 

Above the Chancel Arch, the Lamb of God is depicted with the words 'Glory, Honour, Praise and Power unto the Lamb for Ever and Ever', lines taken from the Book of Revelation.

Three years later Mildred Holland began to paint again in the nave. In 1866 her husband William makes a note 'scaffolding finally taken down, September Ist'. The whole cost of repairing the nave roof, preparing it for painting and for materials amounted to £247.10s.7d of which £16.7s.6d was for 225 books of gold leaf and £72 for colours. William Holland's notes show that between 1859 and 1882 a total of £2,034. 10s.0d was spent on the church restoration, of which, apparently, he gave all but £400.

comments (14)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Aug 2016, 05:12
Jolie sculpture bien colorée.
Bill Phillips: It is a beautiful ceiling Martine
  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 12 Aug 2016, 05:52
"God of Israel" doesn't seem such a big claim, does it, Bill...Leads me to wonder if he ever gossiped over the fence with the head blokes in the neighbouring god-doms.

Actually, when I attended Sunday School, as a young Lad, I recall the bloke who acted like he knew everything saying there was only one god and he was jealous sort of a bloke.
Bill Phillips: The Old Testament God was much more hands on than the new testament one
  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 12 Aug 2016, 05:53
Helluva pic, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Ta...........
That kind of craftsmanship blows me away, Bill. My mouth would have been wide open the entire time looking.
Bill Phillips: It is a sight to see Ginnie
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 12 Aug 2016, 06:02
That ceiling must have been a joy to see, Bill
Bill Phillips: Oh it certainly was Lisl
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Aug 2016, 06:42
Wonder-wonderful!
Bill Phillips: Isn't it Philine? I was, as Ray would say, gobsmacked
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Aug 2016, 07:10
Dear old Mildred probably never thought she would be quite so productive lying on her back for so long. The detail here is wonderful
Bill Phillips: You seem to be slipping into "Carry on" mode
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Aug 2016, 07:23
This is very impressive. I wonder if Mildred was thinking of England when she was laid on her back?
Bill Phillips: See above reply to Chris
I know you have so many grand churches in England but of all, I would prefer to visit this one. It was shown here before and I like it very much.
Bill Phillips: It is wonderful Mary.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Aug 2016, 14:51
£2,034 would have been a pretty penny, back then. A lot of work has been done to decorate churches back then. Today they are so much simpler.
Bill Phillips: About £220,000 today Louis
Lovely detail!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Tom
I love the colors...
Bill Phillips: It all looked so fresh
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 14 Aug 2016, 00:34
GREAT POV>
Bill Phillips: Thnks Bonnie
I like seeing this sort of work in churches.
Bill Phillips: This was stunning Brian

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