Carved Wooden Panels - St. Paul's Church - Ramsey, Isle of Man
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N 54° 19.280 W 004° 22.774
30U E 410270 N 6020151
Quick Description: The carved wooden panels of the apse in the chancel of St. Paul’s Church in Ramsey.
Location: Isle of Man
Date Posted: 7/5/2020 1:05:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM12QZ4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
The carved wooden panels of the apse in the chancel of St. Paul’s Church in Ramsey are of walnut which came from Ballakingham.

'The panels show, in sets of four, representations of the wheat and the vine symbolic of the sacred elements of the Holy Eucharist, and of the lily and the rose, typifying Him who is "the rose of Sharon and the lily of the valleys. The preparing and fitting up of the wood-work was done by the late Mr William Boyle, who in his early days sang in the choir.' (visit link)

The panels were carved by Mr H.S. Peeble who charged 5 shillings (25 pence) per panel.
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the reference above to "rose of Sharon and lily of the valleys"
The phrase “rose of Sharon” comes from the Old Testament in the Song of Solomon. Here is the verse:

“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.” (Solomon 2:1)
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The panels were installed in the Church after 1874 when there were major alterations to the east end of the Church and the choir stalls were installed.

The panels would have added to the mixture of styles within the Church which would have originally been a plain rectangle with a ceiling and box pews. In 1844 the north and south transeptS and extra galleries were added, quite sympathetically, to provide more seating. Over the next seventy years, other changes were made to make the interior look more Gothic and less classical, influenced by the clergy who were Anglo-Catholic. The current interior mixes classical proportions and gallery-fronts with Victorian tiles, stained glass, and furnishings. Some of the woodwork has been painted white while the rest remains dark brown. The modern, light-wood nave alter add another layer.
'Churches of Man by Jonathan Kewley (ISBN:978-1-899602-82-7)
Approximate age of artefact (Year): 1874

Times available for viewing: Daytime hours

Entrance fee (if applicable), local currency: 0

Relevant website: Not listed

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