The Congham Kneelers
1. Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. Wedding Kneeler. Iris Baker.
The 40 hassocks illustrate the Bible text from the Book of Proverbs Chapter 31. vs. 10 to the end and were designed in 1994 by Joan Ross. The designs were inspired by Norfolk country life and by parishioner Susan Gurney's (1915-1993) love of sewing.
The Congham Embroidery
All photographs © Tony Scase News Services Ltd.
Additional notes: No.11 .The Angel on horseback design from Kimberley Church pulpit fall inspired by 12th century Opus Anglicanum in the Victoria & Albert Museum. No. 26 Bishop Tony Foottit's cope designed by Isobel Clover and worked by Susan Gurney. No.33. Rope ladder and 5 children sitting on a "maufrey" a two tier Norfolk cart designed for hay on top and roots below. No. 36. Based on the design of the Provost's seat in Eton College Chapel by Constance Howard and the Eton College Coat of Arms. "Floreat Etons" was the battle cry of Robert Elwes as he shouted to another Eton boy "Come along Monk - we must be in the front rank - Floreat Etona!" and was shot dead immediately. There is a memorial plaque to him in the chancel.
All of the Congham Kneelers and those in other parts of the country can be seen here.
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