Simon Helps Jesus to Bear the Cross, the fifth Station of the Cross. Designed by John Standen Adkins, assistant to the architect James Brooks, at St John the Baptist Church, Holland Road, Kensington, London. This too is one of the later "Stations" of the set, which the church's listing text dates to 1912-15. The plaque below it reads, "Gift of the Men of the Church 1914." This complements the previous one, given by the "Women of the Church." Simon traditionally carries the cross in the fifth or seventh "stations," whether out of sympathy or because he was forced to. Perhaps the point is to show that no one is just a passer-by in this episode.

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"List Entry" (for St John the Baptist, Holland Road). Historic England. Web. 4 June 2015.

Created 4 June 2015