Thursday, September 15, 2011

Jonah and the Big Fish

Would you believe it? St Barbara is the patron saint of architects abd is one of several saints depicted on the magnificent rood screen of St Helen's, Ranworth in Norfolk. We have known this church for many years through our dear friends, the Forsters. It is sublimely unspoilt, not only with this screen which is exceptional, but also a tower you can climb to view Ranworth and South Walsham Broads and further afield.

Another treasure is the Ranworth antiphoner which is kept under lock and key with protected glass and green baize cover. Under this is the perfectly preserved manuscript with its fine illuminations such as this one of Jonah and the Big Fish. Don't you just love that 'big fish'? 

Do follow the link in the heading to see many more of these exquisite images.

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