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The Pulpit at Bodelwyddan by Yampimon

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St Margaret’s Church, Bodelwyddan, Wales

Bodelwyddan’s “Marble Church” is one of the best known and most spectacular churches in North Wales. It is dedicated to St. Margaret of Antioch.

The Pulpit has carvings representing, in five panels, Christ and Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and these are supported by five figures of angels carved in relief. Thomas Earp, its creator was a Londoner who was apprenticed to a firm of wood carvers in the south-east of London in the 1840’s. Unfortunately, all records of his were lost in the bombings of the premises he originally founded. The pulpit was a gift of Emma and Harriet, two sisters of Lady Margaret Willoughby de Broke, who were very generous in their interest and support of the new parish church.

‘The Pulpit’ in The English Church Group

Pulpits with visible steps – Stairs Steps Staircases

Stairs Steps Staircases


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  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderabout 3 years ago

    awesome woodwork.. nicely photographed Y…

  • Keith Richardson
    Keith Richardsonabout 3 years ago

    A wonderful set of carvings! It is interesting to compare them with that I photographed recently in Papete, French Polynesia
    Although both are in wood, yours is more European rather that Polynesian (of course)!

  • Though stylistically and I would guess chronologically some distance apart, the uniting factor is in the skill of the carvers.
    Whenever I see work of this complexity I always imagine what it must be like for the craftsman as he nears the end of the project, one slip and …….yikes.
    And there’s no ‘undo’ button

    – Yampimon

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your win Pulpit Challenge

  • Wendy-Wilton
    Wendy-Wiltonabout 3 years ago

    Great shot, congrats on the win….well deserved, Wendy

  • Mike Shell
    Mike Shellabout 2 years ago

    Oh, beautiful (said the Quaker grin).

  • Thank you Mike

    – Yampimon

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex085 months ago


  • Thank you very much MarieJo, congratulations on your win

    – Yampimon

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