St Andrew's Church, Roker, Sunderland: the chancel seen from the choir
|Architect/Designer||Prior, Edward Schroeder (1852-1932)|
|Wells, A. Randall (1877-1942)|
|Payne, Henry Albert (1868-1940)|
|Burne-Jones, Sir Edward (1833-1898)|
|Gimson, Ernest William (1864-1919)|
|Style||Arts & Crafts|
|Library Reference||Valinksy 20160705 Roker St Andrew's-19|
|Credit||David Valinsky / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Tapestries ; Windows ; Church fittings ; Churches ; Decoration|
NOTES: The church was designed by E. S. Prior and A. Randall Wells, who had been Lethaby's Clerk of Works at Brockhampton (1904). Many of the fixtures and fittings are by Ernest Gimson, notably the oak panelled chancel and the oak choir stalls. The tapestry depicts the visit of the Three Wise Men is by Burne-Jones from a copy of a painting by him and was made for the church by Morris & Co. The east window is by Henry Payne and shows the Ascension of Christ. The ceiling of the chancel wasn't painted until 1927, by Macdonald Gill, restored 1967 by Maurice Partland, the design of its theme is the Creation.
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