Martyrs Pulpit

Yampimon

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Martyrs’ Pulpit, Exeter Cathedral

The pulpit in the nave was erected in memory of Bishop John Coleridge Patteson who was ordained in Exeter Cathedral.

In 1855 Patteson left Britain for New Zealand and the Pacific islands of Melanesia. He devoted the rest of his life to the peoples of Melanesia, learnt more than 20 of their languages, and became their first Bishop. Sadly, he was murdered on the island of Nukapu in the Solomon Islands in 1871. The central pulpit panel depicts three islanders placing Bishop Patteson’s body in a canoe to be returned to his ship.
The detailed carvings give the impression that this pulpit is made of wood when it is actually made of a very fine grained sandstone. It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1870s.

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