Last week’s picture was from the stained glass in the doors leading through to the sacristy. It is the arms of the Fletcher family, contributors to the building of the school in 1847.
Last week’s picture one of the vents in the ceiling of the church. This one, decorated with a cross, is over the choir loft.
Last week’s picture was a detail from the candlestick which holds the Easter candle.
Before Easter, the picture was a detail from a cross which usually hangs in the narthex. It was made from seeds for a flower festival many years ago.
Where is this?
We will publish the answer next week.
Last week’s picture was a detail from the main altar. The flower is on the left-hand panel on the front of the altar.
Last week’s picture was a detail from the vestments of St. Cuthbert in the Harry Clarke window.
Last week’s picture was a detail from the processional cross – there are images of animals and plants on the staff. The cross is the work of Fenwick Lawson and was made in memory of Matthew Purvis.
Last week’s picture was from the Stations of the Cross. The skull is at the foot of the cross in the 12th station, the Crucifixion.
Last week’s picture was the hands of St. John, standing at the foot of the cross, high over the main altar.
Last week’s picture was from the painting of the annunciation on the Lady Altar. On a stand next to the Virgin Mary is a scroll. The writing is the ‘Rorate Coeli’, a traditional chant for Advent.
Last week’s picture was from the font. There are 8 panels around the font, 4 of them showing the evangelists and the other 4 showing angels holding symbols of the crucifixion.
Last week’s picture was from the armorials on the balustrades of the tribunes on either side of the high altar. They are the arms of a selection of old Catholic families, mostly from County Durham, Northumberland and the North Riding of Yorkshire, some closely connected with the city and its Catholic missions. The picture was the one on the far right, the Witham family of Barnard Castle.
Last week’s picture was the bell in the narthex at the back of church, which is rung at the start of Mass. It’s dated 1888, but we only acquired it in the 1990s and we don’t know its history.
Last week’s picture was a detail of the Harry Clarke stained glass window. In the robes of St Bede (bottom left) is written ‘Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost’.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the series of pictures of what to look out for around the church.
The whole series is available here.
The pictures below are images of the Lamb of God. The one on the left is on the front of the altar, and that on the right is painted high on the wall to the right of the altar.
You may also have noticed that there is a third, similar image in the church. It’s on the altar in the Lady Chapel, and it’s pictured above.
The image of the pelican on the left is painted high on the wall to the left of the altar. The one on the right is the door of the tabernacle.
The image of the pelican represents Christ, because of the tradition that the pelican uses her own blood to feed her young.
This is one of the angels on the sanctuary lamp, which hangs from the ceiling to indicate the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.