St Gabriel

St Peter, Ringland, Norfolk

 

A church of outstanding interest to the west of Norwich. A superb collection of 15th Century stained glass has been reset, rather unfortunately, up in the clerestory. It includes a rare image of the Holy Trinity, with God the Father holding a Crucified Christ while the Dove of the Holy Spirit descends. Other images are an Annunciation, St John the Baptist and the Blessed Virgin and child, as well as several smaller images of donors and roundels of Evangelistic symbols.

 

There are nine rood screen panels depicting Saints holding scrolls, and thus part of a Creed sequence. They are quite out of order, and in any case have only been in situ since WWII. They probably came from another church originally.

 

The 15th century hammerbeam roof with coving is considered one of the best in East Anglia.

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Uploaded on November 15, 2008