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Coventry in West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
 

The Statue of Christ

 
 
The Statue of Christ Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 11, 2018
1. The Statue of Christ Marker
Inscription.
The Statue of Christ

This is a second casting, in concrete, of a statue at Blundell's School in Devon. It was created by an 18 year old pupil Alain John. The Headmaster, Neville Gorton, later became Bishop of Coventry and on the death of Alain John, an RAF navigator in 1943 at the age of 23, the statue was recast for Coventry as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the war.

The Statue represents Christ blessing the multitude.
 
Location. 52° 24.479′ N, 1° 30.422′ W. Marker is in Coventry, England, in West Midlands. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bayley Lane and St Mary Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the Coventry Cathedral Ruins. Marker is in this post office area: Coventry, England CV1 5RJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sanctuary (here, next to this marker); Huyshe Wolcott Yeatman Biggs (here, next to this marker); Service of Remembrance (a few steps from this marker); Cathedral Church of St Michael (a few steps from this marker); Ecce Homo (within shouting distance of this marker); The South Porch – Nave & Chancel – Apse
The Statue of Christ and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 11, 2018
2. The Statue of Christ and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Reconciliation (within shouting distance of this marker); Coventry Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coventry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alain John on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Coventry Cathedral. (Submitted on October 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Coventry Cathedral on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionWar, World II
 
The Statue of Christ image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 11, 2018
3. The Statue of Christ
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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