O ye Heavens Bless ye the Lord
from The Benedicite

 O ye Heavens Bless ye the Lord    from    The Benedicite

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Panel on the north (east) wall of the nave.

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1888

Series of sgraffito panels around the walls of the church with texts from the Benedicite. Beginning with a panel in the chancel, the scenes extend around the whole of the main body of the church. The three Hebrews, to whom the prayer is ascribed (Ananias, Azarias and Misael), are depicted on the west wall. Text illustrated with the sun, moon and stars, arranged around an earlier memoral.

technique: sgraffito

artist: Heywood Sumner

Church of St Mary, Llanfair Cilgedin, Monmouthshire
north wall of the nave

The panels were commissioned in memory of Rosamond Emily Lindsay (died 1885) by her widower, Revd William J.C. Lindsay. The dedication is situated adjacent to the pulpit where Revd Lindsay preached as rector of the parish. The artist's initials and date is situated nearby in a roundel.




 

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Further reading

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire (London/Cardiff: 2000), p. 284.

John Morgan-Guy, 'Fiery angels and country parsons' in Icon News, vol. 20 (2009), 19-21.




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