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Saint Peter and Saint Paul's Church in Pickering

Saint Peter and Saint Paul's Church in Pickering, United Kingdom

Saint Peter and Saint Paul's church contains one of the most complete sets of medieval wall paintings in Britain. They were probably first commissioned in 1450 and were painted in the following decade. The paintings depict Saint George slaying the dragon, Saint Christopher carrying the Christ-child, the beheading of John the Baptist, the coronation of the Virgin Mary, the martyrdom of Saint Edmund, the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket, the legend of Catherine of Alexandria, the seven Corporal Acts of Mercy, the Passion and Crucifixion of Christ, the Descent into Hell and Christ's Resurrection and Ascension. There is a lot of information about the paintings in the guide book, available in Church. Check the web site to be sure the church is open when you will be there.

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