Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Kettering
Northamptonshire

East Midlands

Market Place
(Parish Church of St. Peter and Paul)

St. Mary with Child, St. Peter and Paul

J.L. Carr
1984-86

Kettering /  St. Mary with Child, St. Peter and Paul   Kettering /  St. Mary with Child, St. Peter and Paul

Description

Three stone statues in canopied niches above the north entrance of the church, depicting:
  1. St. Peter, with an enormous key.
    (possibly died AD 67), apostle, featured prominently in the New Testament and the Acts of the Apostles. Patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually depicted holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand. Peter is the first Pope (Wikipedia)
  2. Virgin and Child
    Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (Wikipedia).
  3. St. Paul with a sword.
    the Apostle, (c. 5 - c. 67 ), persecuted the early followers of Jesus before switching sides and seeking to join them. He was instrumental in creating the Christian Church. He is the protector of tent-makers, theologians and the ecclesiastical press and is depicted with a sword. (Wikipedia).

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These statues were carved 1984-86 by J.L. Carr to replace the ones destroyed at the Reformation.

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Locatie (N 52°23'49" - W 0°43'36")

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