St Michael, 1939 (Faith Craft-Works)

Big-St-Michael

The September 1939 parish magazine states that the church’s memorial to Fr Davis was to be a large statue of St Michael, given by Mrs Davis in memory of her husband. It was to be dedicated on the Eve of the Festival of St Michael at the first Evensong of the Patronal Festival at 8pm. It added “The statue is a very beautiful one and is being made by the Faith Craft-Works. It will stand in front of the second pillar on the right hand side of the Nave.”

The statue was probably designed by William Wheeler, although William Lawson and Ian Howgate are also possible candidates. An extremely similar example is to be found at Christ Church, Ealing.

Another Faith Craft Works statue of St Michael of a similar pattern and date. Christ Church, Ealing.