Friday, 26 December 2008

Boats on Buildings

No, this is not a late Christmas card, for it shows Christ calling Peter and Andrew as they were fishing in Lake Gallilee. The subject is particularly appropriate for my local church, Fishbourne in Sussex. It would be nice to think that the faces are those of local characters, perhaps the Smurthwaite brothers commemorated (they were ironmongers and chandlers in Chichester), but the faces are too Apostolic for that. And the landscape isn't the South Downs, either. But is the boat a local fishing boat?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just saw this. Benjamin and John Herbet were my Great-great Uncles. It's a lovely window.
Richard Smurthwaite