TG3514 : St Helen's church - Cantor's desk

taken 10 years ago, near to Ranworth, Norfolk, Great Britain

St Helen's church - Cantor's desk
St Helen's church - Cantor's desk
Ranworth is a busy Broadland village adjacent to Malthouse and Ranworth Broads. St Helen's church dates back to 1370 and is known as the Cathedral of the Broads. The church is known for several of its features: just inside the south door there is the so-called Ranworth Antiphoner, a large illuminated manuscript containing text and music of psalms that were said and sung alternately between priest and choir; the book consists of 285 vellum pages illuminated with colour and gold leaf and was produced by monks at Langley Abbey in the 15th century > TG3514 : The Ranworth Antiphoner. The Antiphoner is displayed behind bullet-proof glass. A Cantor's desk (seen here), used for reading the Gospel, is decorated with an image of St. John's evangelistic symbol on one side and a 15th century versicle from the Gloria has been pasted onto the other, traces of which can still clearly be seen. The rood screen is one of the best in East Anglia > TG3514 : St Helen, Ranworth, Norfolk - East end. It stretches across the church, including aisles and nave and forms reredoses to the aisle chapels > TG3514 : St Helen's church - rood screen detail - TG3514 : St Helen's church - rood screen detail. Paintings of St Michael > TG3514 : St Helen's church - rood screen detail and St George > TG3514 : St Helen's church - rood screen detail, both depicted killing a dragon, face each other on the parclose screen. With Ranworth being a busy holiday destination, St Helen has many visitors, who are being catered for in the adjacent tea room. The church is open every day. For more information see: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 10 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 March, 2008
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Church interior   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 355 147 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.7677N 1:29.0168E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 355 147
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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