SAINT PETER’S CHURCH PHIBSBOROUGH [CELTIC CROSS]-129065
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I could not gain access to the interior of the church as all the doors were locked.
This celtic cross was carved with a skull and cross bones above four symbols of the weakness and guilt of humanity. These from left to right are the cock, reflecting the betrayal of Jesus Christ by St Peter, a pillar symbolising his scourging, a serpent reflecting the fall from grace of the garden of Eden and finally the crown of thorns. The high cross also has a carving of a whip on each corner.
St. Peter’s is noted for its beautiful stained glass windows, particularly the west window and Harry Clarke’s early masterpiece entitled ‘The Adoration of the Sacred Heart’. The window depicts the Sacred Heart, Mary Magdalene and St. John the Evangelist. The window was installed in 1919.