Edith Cavell Centenary

Edith Cavell was arrested, tried, found guilty of assisting the enemy, and shot by a German firing squad on October 12 1915. Read more about her here. Her image appears among the ‘Eminent Women’ in the Lady Chapel at St Jude’s. Read more about Walter Starmer’s mural here....

75th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Second World War

The Vicar of St Jude’s and the Mayor of Hendon take the salute in South Square in 1939   On 2 September 1939 the United Kingdom issued an ultimatum to Germany requiring an immediate withdrawal of military forces from Poland.  The ultimatum expired the following day at 11:00am without response,...

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....

The Calvary

The magnificent crucifix on the east end of the church was unveiled on 12 April 1924 by the Marquess of Aberdeen and blessed by the Bishop of Southern Rhodesia. The occasion also marked the completion of Lutyens’s 1909 plan for the church which had had only a ‘temporary’ east wall since...

Animals at War

  Bishop Dominc Walker preached this sermon at St Jude’s on Sunday 10 October 2010 at the service for the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals. The gospel ends with those haunting words, Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is upon you. Jesus continues to proclaim the message of John the...

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