The Vicar, Wardens and PCC of St John the Baptist are applying to the Chancellor of the Diocese of London for a faculty to reproduce a lost figure of St John the Baptist, which will be placed in a niche at the front of the church. The modello is based on the figure on the pulpit, and is carved in Portland stone.
We're delighted that this work has been carried out by Danny Burbidge, a stonemason and stone carver with Wells Cathedral Stonemasons as part of his degree in stone carving with the City and Guilds of London Art School.
We have prepared a powerpoint presentation (see below) which will take you through where and why we would like to erect the statue, together with a series of photographs which chart the progress of the sculpture during its carving.
We very much hope that you will support our petition, and details of how you can do this can be found at the end of the presentation.
Thank you for your support.
A copy of the notice is here:
In the Consistory Court of the Diocese of London
Church of St John-the-Baptist, Holland Road In the parish of St John the Baptist Holland Road (United Benefice with 1114)
NOTICE IS GIVEN that we are applying to the Consistory Court of the diocese for permission to carry out the following:
Reproduction of a lost figure of John the Baptist which will be placed in a niche at the front of the church. The modello is based on the figure on the pulpit and will be carved in Portland stone.
Copies of the relevant plans and documents may be examined at The Benefice Office, St George’s Church, Aubrey Walk LONDON W8 7JG
1. The Revd Dr JAMES HEARD, VICAR of the United Benefice of Holland Park
2. JAMIE PRIESTLEY, CHURCHWARDEN of the Parish of St John the Baptist, Holland Road
3. LINDSAY FULCHER, CHURCHWARDEN of the Parish of St John the Baptist, Holland Road
Date 2 August 2020
If you wish to object to any of the works or proposals you should send a letter stating the grounds of your objection to THE DIOCESAN REGISTRAR, Mr Paul C E Morris, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, LONDON SE1 9BB so that your letter reaches the registrar not later than 1 September 2020. A letter of objection must include your name and address and state whether you live in the parish and/or your name is entered on the church electoral roll of the parish or any other basis on which you have an interest in the matter.
If you wish to send a letter of support, please do so to either the Registrar as above, or to the Revd Dr James Heard, Vicar of St John’s at Benefice Office, St George’s Church, Aubrey Walk, London W8 7JG email: [email protected]