Vicar’s Stall

The Reading Desk or Stall was also done as part of the refurbishment in 1876. It is in oak and noted particularly for the carvings. These represent the four evangelists, an identification which is generally credited to St Jerome (347-420AD) though others have also ascribed them[i]. They are based on the picture of the four living creatures of Ezekiel and in the Book of the Revelation of St John[ii].

  • Face of a Man: St Matthew
  • Face of a Lion: St Mark
  • Face of an Ox: St Luke
  • Face of an Eagle: St John.

[i]      Jerome, Preface to the Commentary on Matthew

[ii]     cf Ezekiel 1:10; Revelation 4:7

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