HORSHAM ST. FAITH

Horsham St. Faith  (Norfolk), Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew
The cult of St. Faith was brought to Norfolk by Robert Fitzwalter and his wife who established a daughter house of the monastery of Conques (France) at Horsham St. Faith.  The church contains an important painted screen dated 1528 (Duffy, Stripping of the Altars, 86).  on the left are recognizable Etheldreda of Ely, Catherine of Siena, Clare, George?, Helena and a Bishop.  On the right is St. Bridgit of Sweden, Oswold, Catherine ?,  and two other female saints.
The pulpit is equally decorated with painted images of saints.  The cycle begins with the Virgin and Child with clerical donor at her feet with English prayer on scroll, then Sts. Helena (cross), Andrew (X shaped cross), ), youthful bishop, Christopher (Christ Child on shoulder). John the Evangelist (chalice with dragon), John the Baptist (lamb), and Stephen (deaconís robes and rocks).
The late fourteenth-century font showing angels with shields (once carrying painted arms of the donor families) has a fine 17th-century (Jacobean) cover

HSF1 Horsham St. Faith  (Norfolk), Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew, looking east

HSF2 Horsham St. Faith  (Norfolk), Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew, Baptismal font, late 14th century. Decoration of angels with shields that once carried painted arms of the donor families.  It has a fine 17th-century (Jacobean) cover.

HSF3 Horsham St. Faith  (Norfolk), Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew, detail of choir screen, 1528, St. Bridget of Sweden

HSF4 Horsham St. Faith  (Norfolk), Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew, detail of choir screen, 1528, detail of St. Bridget of Sweden inspired by vision of Christ.

HSF5 Horsham St. Faith  (Norfolk), Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew, pulpit with painted images.  The cycle begins with the Virgin and Child with clerical donor at her feet with English prayer on scroll, then Sts. Helena (cross), youthful bishop, Christopher (Christ Child on shoulder). Andrew (X shaped cross), John the Evangelist (chalice with dragon), John the Baptist (lamb), and Stephen (deaconís robes and rocks).

HSF6 Horsham St. Faith  (Norfolk), Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew pulpit, detail of Virgin and Child with clerical donor at her feet.

HSF7 Horsham St. Faith  (Norfolk), Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew pulpit, detail of clerical donor at her feet, and inscription, Oh merciful lady . . ..

HSF8 Horsham St. Faith  (Norfolk), Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew, pulpit, youthful bishop saint, and St. Christopher (Christ Child on shoulder).

HSF9 Horsham St. Faith  (Norfolk), Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew, pulpit with Andrew (X shaped cross), John the Evangelist (chalice with dragon), John the Baptist (lamb), and Stephen (deaconís robes and rocks).