Organ 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 intended as 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. Father Stephenson explains that the inside of the left door depicts St. Mary Magdalene with St. Cleopas and Mary Salome at the empty tomb, being told by the Angel, 'Do not be afraid, for he whom you seek was dead and now is living.'" The opposite panel shows the risen Christ appearing to to Mary Magdalene.

Photograph and text by George P. Landow [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


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.

Last modified 18 September 2009