Starmer’s signature

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Walter Percival Starmer: war artist

Walter Starmer, seen here at work on the memorial to Michael Rennie, was born in 1877 in Teignmouth, Devon, the son of the Reverend Henry Starmer, a Congregationalist Minister. He trained at Norwich and Birmingham Schools of Art, and seems to have begun his career as a book illustrator with Gertrude M....

A Wireless Revelation

I saw a new heaven and a new earth (a painting in the St John Chapel).   On Saturday 20 November at 9.25pm BBC Radio 3 are repeating ‘A Wireless Revelation’ – a communal reading of the Book of Revelation with music by Antony Pitts (and to which the Vicar was contributor). The original...

The High Altar

A painting of the high altar by Karel Verschaeren (1881-1928) in 1915 or early 1916 before the installation of the sanctuary gates and the murals of Walter Starmer, and before the organ was moved from the west end (1934).   The sanctuary lamp was given by the first vicar in February 1912 replacing the...

St Jude’s Day: 28 October 2010 Lady Chapel

Thursday 28 October marks the centenary of the opening of the Church for worship and of the Dedication of the Lady Chapel on St Jude’s Day 1910.   We come together for a special Parish Eucharist at 8pm when the preacher will be The Rev’d Gwyn Clement, Rector of our mother church St Mary at...

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