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St Andrew's Church, Roker, Sunderland: the chancel and altar

RIBA Ref No RIBA155486
Architect/DesignerPrior, Edward Schroeder (1852-1932)
Wells, A. Randall (1877-1942)
Burne-Jones, Sir Edward (1833-1898)
Gill, L. MacDonald (1884-1947)
Morris & Company Limited
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1907
Image Date1994
StyleArts & Crafts
Library ReferenceMC J 160494
Colour InfoColour
CreditMartin Charles / RIBA Collections
SubjectTapestries ; Murals ; Churches
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 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. The tapestry depicts the visit of the Three Wise Men and is a copy of a painting by Burne-Jone made by Morris & Co for the church. See RIBA149146 for a black and white version of this image.

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