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Sunday, 20 December 2015

St Stephen Walbrook, Catharine Macaulay and Thomas Wilson

The Telegraph has an interesting article by Christopher Howse about a controversial commission from the history of St Stephen Walbrook. On this occasion the piece is not about the Henry Moore altar but a statue of historian Catharine Macaulay which was installed at the church by its Rector, Thomas Wilson, in 1778. The statue was installed in the sanctuary but proving controversial was soon removed, eventually finding a home in Warrington Library.

Thomas Wilson "was a pioneering advocate for the propriety of decoration in Anglican churches. He edited and contributed to William Hole’s important Ornaments of Churches Considered (1761), a book which helped mark a new interest in introducing visual art among Anglicans." A memorial to Wilson and his wife Mary is to be found in the church.


J.S. Bach - Jesu, meine Freude.

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