The High Altar in about 1925

The church has recently acquired this unusual image of the high altar made between c1923 when the east wall was reconstructed and c1928 when Starmer painted the mural of the Last Supper. Most of the items displayed are still in the possession...

Do this in remembrance of me.

Photo by John Wheeler      Sunday 20 July...

Father Bill Masters OBE

  William Mansfield Masters became the fourth vicar of St Jude’s in 1955. Born in 1898, he served during the First World War with the London Regiment of the Royal Artillery in France, Salonica and Palestine and was twice wounded. In 1920 he joined the RAF and served again in the Middle East where...

The High Altar Stone

The principal altar of a church, by tradition, contains a stone or ‘slab’ at its centre. In fact, the stone is the altar, the rest making up the altar-table, and it is the most sacred location in the church, being the place of “sacrifice and thanksgiving”. The ‘slab’ in...

Evelyn Waugh and the ‘preposterous parson’

The novelist Evelyn Waugh, author of Brideshead Revisited and the Sword of Honour trilogy, was confirmed at St Jude’s on 29 June 1916. His family lived at ‘Underhill’ on North End Road, and his father was for many years a sidesman at St Jude’s.     “St Jude’s ....

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