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S. Silas
S. Silas
Saint Silas
The statue of the Patron Saint of this church is usually vested in cope and mitre. He carries a ship and has broken shackles hanging from his arms. He stands on a reclining ox. This statue of pine was designed by Benjamin C. Boulter.
S. Paul
S. Paul
Saint Paul
Benjamin Boulter also designed this statue of pine. Saint Paul is shownDD here holding a sword (the instrument of his martyrdom) in the form of a crucifix in his right hand and a model of St. Paul’s Cathedral in his left.
S. George
S. George
Saint George
This statue is mounted on a foliated corbel. In the east he is revered as the Patron Saint of soldiers. It stands as a memorial to Robert Sinfield, who died just before the end of the First World War and is reputedly a portrait of him. Let us pray for all those whose work is to protect us.
The Pieta
Our Lady of Sorrows - the figure of the Virgin holds in her arms the lifeless body of Christ taken down from the Cross. Here we remember those who have given their lives for their country. The Pieta was given as a perpetual commemoration of those in any way connected with this church who died in the First World War.
The Pieta
The Pieta
Detail of the Pieta
Detail of the Pieta
S. Norbert
S. Norbert
Saint Norbert
(Bishop of Xanten) This 18th century work of South German origin shows the Saint vested in choir dress, pallium and mitre, holding a crozier and a chalice. His statue stands on an elaborate corbel displaying three cherub heads and three angels holding an inscription. After ordination to the priesthood in 1115 he devoted himself to itinerant preaching. Here we can pray for those who administer the Sacraments and preach the Gospel in difficult areas.
S. Norbert
S. Norbert
Corbel
Corbel
S. John Vianney
S. John Vianney
Saint John Vianney
He was Parish Priest of Ars in France from 1818 - 1859 and died whilst still in office. He adorned and restored the neglected Parish Church, giving his life entirely to his people. He is now the Patron of all Parish Priests. We might remember here all priests who work in difficult and unresponsive parishes.
S. John the Baptist
S. John the Baptist
Saint John the Baptist
‘Prophet of the Most High.’ He is shown here holding a staff and with a lamb at his feet. Christ himself said of John the Baptist “Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet.”
S. Anthony of Padua
S. Anthony of Padua
Saint Anthony of Padua
Here we see the Saint carrying the child Jesus and holding a lily. Beneath the statue is a delicately made metal offertory box in an art-deco style. Maybe it is to him we should look as an example in our devotion to our church.
Shrine of the Sacred Heart
Shrine of the Sacred Heart
Shrine - The Sacred Heart
At this shrine we remember the Love of Jesus in dying for our redemption and our human ingratitude for His goodness and mercy.
Shrine of Our Lady of Victories
Shrine of Our Lady of Victories
Our Lady of Victories
Here the Virgin is depicted carrying the infant Jesus. Both are crowned and robed in rich vestments. At this shrine the Angelus is sung and the Rosary is said. Here we remember the love of Mary and her unselfishness and purity.
S. John Nepomuk
S. John Nepomuk
Saint John Nepomuk
Priest, confessor and martyr. This statue is found in the confessional area and portrays a priest with his finger over his lips signifying the seal of the confessional. Let us here remember our own sins and the ways in which we have failed Christ.
S. Joseph with child Jesus
S. Joseph with child Jesus
Saint Joseph with child Jesus
This statue stands on the tabernacle on the Altar of Saint Joseph.
S. Edward the Confessor
S. Edward the Confessor

Saint Edward the Confessor
On the east face of the pier near the Altar of Saint Joseph is a painting of St. Edward the Confessor, secondary Patron of England and King of England 1042 - 1066. He restored Westminster Abbey, was devout, very generous in alms giving, affable and peace-loving. Here we might remember all those involved in the government of our country.

S. Gerard Majella
S. Gerard Majella

S. Gerard Majella
ora pro anima Beryl Bainbridge (author) et pro omnibus scriptoribus veritatem quaerentibus. This statue is in the Lady Chapel on the south side of the sanctuary.

Our Lord Jesus
Our Lord Jesus

Our Lord JesusThis 18th century Portuguese statue is in the south porch.

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