The St. Brandon Corbels

The St. Brandon corbels are situated in St Brandonís Church, Brancepeth Durham. They are carved in Swaledale sandstone and measure about 40cm in height. They were installed in September 2009 and are the result of 2 years work.

Starting above the font and ending above the altar, they describe the story of the Christian life. The right side belongs to the female, the left side to the male. They begin at the font with birth, then baptism, confirmation, marriage, family, prayer, death and finish at the altar with resurrection.

The finished sculptures are a culmination of ideas from the people of St.Brandonís and my own.

Male

Female

birth 1 left

Birth

birth 1 right
birth 1 right 2
baptism 2 left

Baptism

baptism 2 right
confimation 3 left

Confirmation

confimation 3 right
marriage 4 left

Marriage

marriage 4 right
family 5 left

Family

family 5 right
prayer 6 left

Prayer

prayer 6 right
death 7 left

Death

death 7 right
ressurection 8 left 2

Resurrection

ressurection 8 right