Pulpit by Barkentin & Krall, designed by Walter Stoye, 1924-26, presented to Queen Alexandra to commemorate her eightieth birthday by King Edward VI's friend, Rodman Wanamaker: the solid silver panels, set on oak, have high relief figures, the central one of which, shown on the left above, features an elongated representation of Christ. The left-hand photograph shows the Wise Men at the Nativity over the Feeding of the Five Thousand (shown in close-up on the right). Angels and the four evangelists are also shown on the pulpit, and, if you know where to look, two silver angels can be seen praying at the foot of the steps (see Ashton 6).

Photographs 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 it in a print one.

Related Material


Ashton, Canon Patrick. The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham. Peterborough: Jarrold, 2008.

"Barkentin and Krall Ltd." Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951 (University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011). Web. 11 October 2018.

"Church of St Mary Magdelene." British Listed Buildings. Web. 11 October 2018.

Pevsner, Nikolaus, and Bill Wilson. Norfolk 2: North-West and South (The Buildings of England). New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002.

Created 11 October 2018