|St Paul -Christianity's golden boy|
There seems to be little doubt about the existence of St. Paul (which in turn perhaps emphasises that Jesus of Nazareth existed) and his work following conversion to evangelising the Christian message -very illuminating to be reminded of the Jewish roots of the Christian religion.
Also in the grounds is a very dramatic statue to Becket by Edward Bainbridge Copnall - seems he was a sculptor in a family of artists that included his son who worked as a teacher and was an Abstract expressionist.
It seems that Becket is celebrated by both Catholics and Protestants and was sadly assassinated (perhaps mistakenly) on orders of Henry II.
Learning about St Paul and Becket is instructive in the effect of religious public works of art - much as Stained glass and church frescos might have done in previous eras.
|Becket with his head attached.|
Après Waitrose - former ACTT union man and broadcasting manager with a rather characteristic gait in his red jacket.