Wednesday, 23 July 2014

War memorial over the door

Saint Michael figure at Marchington Church

World War One is the theme of much media interest at the moment, as its 100th anniversary comes up soon.  A lot of history groups are researching their own war-memorials; and I was surprised to learn from one of them that this installation over the main doorway at Marchington Church is in fact the village's war memorial.  It features Saint Michael.

This cleared up a matter which had puzzled me for a while. Why was Saint Michael figured so prominently on the front of a church dedicated to Saint Peter?    Now I know.

3 comments:

  1. Quite an unusual- but poignant- blending of church and memorial.

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  2. Excellent question; intriguing solution.

    Robin
    Rusty Ring: Reflections of an Old-Timey Hermit

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