From Texas to Thomas’

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Mr Michael Picker and Prof. David Hill between statue by Vernon Hill

Mr Michael Picker and Prof. David Hill between statue by Vernon Hill

Detail of the font carved by Vernon Hill

Detail of the font carved by Vernon Hill

On Saturday 18th May two Texans came to St Thomas'.

Prof. David Lewis of Stephen F. Austin University, Texas, and Mr. Michael Picker a photographer and archivist came to St Thomas' as part of research for a book. They are exploring the work of Vernon Hill who is responsible for many of the sculptures in St Thomas' including the statue of the Madonna and child in the Lady Chapel.

They were amazed and thrilled not only with Hills work, but with the Church as a whole. You can see a picture of Vernon Hill at work above the north west door in the Gallery, Historical  Images section of this website.

Their book will hopefully be published in 2014.