heavenly choir

The chap in the middle, who I think is a bishop, had robes that were quite fun to do. It’s trellis couching, but in two contrasting colours, which I haven’t done before – it was quite a test of accuracy to get the colours evenly spaced . Now he’s got all his details he looks quite good, but for a while there he was looking alarmingly like a used car salesbishop…

Actaully, I once dragged gareth up the overgrown driveway of an empty house on the hill of posh houses that overlooks Bishop Auckland (we were walking up to my mum’sin one of the outlying villages), because I am nosy and curious, and it had a for sale sign up and you couldn’t see the house from the road. It was the oddest wreck of a house I’ve ever seen, a standard 1930s suburban villa with the entire ground floor knocked through into one and faced with plate glass and formica – it looked like someone had smashed a car saleroom into  a perfectly pleasant house. It was sold a few years ago, knocked down, and is now the site of the new bishop’s Palace (Bishop being the country seat of the bishop of Durham), so perhaps this is one of the previous bishops and he was responsible for that monstrosity?

~ by opusanglicanum on May 23, 2018.

2 Responses to “heavenly choir”

  1. Given that some of the medieval bishops were quite the operator, chancer, whatever-you-want-to-call-em, “used car salesbishop” sounds alarmingly accurate!

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