St George and Dead Soldier

St George and Dead Soldier

Sunday 9th November is Remembrance Sunday

At the service of Sung Mattins on 9th November the two minute silence will be observed at 11am.

St George and Dead Soldier

A painting entitled St George and Dead Soldier will be on display in St George’s Chapel from Monday 3rd to Saturday 15th November; the fortnight surrounding Remembrance Sunday. On 9th  and 11th  November the Chapel is open only to those attending services. The artist, Scott Norwood Witts, has described the picture as follows:

“The painting St George and Dead Soldier has been inspired by British Forces overseas and the historical misrepresentation of St George. As patron of soldiers and England, he is representative of both the military and the English people. This intimate portrait shows St George battle weary and at odds with his traditional image, revealing the historical, factual man, a high ranking establishment soldier whose Christian faith inspired him to put down his weapons and personally confront the Emperor Diocletian over his persecution of the Christian minority. Unlike the St George of popular myth, the historical St George sought peaceable negotiation to overcome oppressive forces and he put down his arms. This is the crux of St George and Dead Soldier.”

The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.