Jesus Consoles the Women of Jerusalem, the ninth 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. The plaque below it reads, "Gift of the Children of the Church 1914," reminding us of the earlier such gift of the first mosaic in the set, from the children of the church in 1891. This mosaic shows Jesus addressing those who are following him and telling them not to weep for him but to think of their own and their children future. Appropriately enough, a child is present in the foreground. The soldier behind Jesus looks on with some curiosity now.

Again, the next in the sequence, this time "Jesus Falls the Third Time," is not a mosaic. It is entirely different, and perhaps of a later date.

Photographs by John Salmon and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. You may use these images 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. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]


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

Created 4 June 2015