Ceiling of Crypt in the Chapel of the Holy Sepulcher designed by by John Ninian Comper. After 1893. Location: G. E. Street's St. Mary Magdalene in Paddington, London. The chapel was intende das a memorial to Dr. Richard Temple West, the church's first vicar. According to Father Stephenson's history of the church and its decorations, "Everthing in the Chapel was designed by Comper," who also provided explanations of some of the complex iconography he used.

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Stephenson, Father Michael. St. Mary Magdalene in Paddington 1865-1978. A Historical Guide. Available in the church. 20 pp.

A Walk around St. Mary Magdalene Chuch. Spring 2009. 4 pp. Available in the church.

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