Stations of the Cross

Arranged around the walls is a series of fourteen pictures depicting Our Lord’s last journey, from his appearance before Pontius Pilate to his entombment. These are known as the Stations of the Cross and are the focus of a devotion held on Good Friday, from time to time in Lent and on other appropriate occasions.

The artist who prepared the designs from which the prints were made was Thomas Noyes Lewis (1863-1946). He had exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1898 and 1904 and was well known in his day as a book-illustrator and painter mostly of devotional subjects.

Like the statue of Our Lady and the Holy Child in the south aisle, the Stations came from the former church of St Francis, Hollingwood in the parish of Staveley. The Stations were remounted and reframed in 1995 when they were installed here.