January 22, 2018

Artifacts of St George’s Cathedral

St George’s Cathedral contains many interesting artifacts, some pre-dating the fire of 1899.
 

The cross on the High Altar, for example, pre-dates the fire of 1899.  It survived the fire because it is made of brass.  Its origins are unknown. 
 

 

The most recent artifact is a small wooden cross designed and hand-made by parishioner Larry Norman.  It is made especially for the children to follow as they leave the church for Sunday School.  The cross, standing about 1.2m,  is small enough and light enough for a little child to carry.  The shaft is a maple dowel and the cross piece is made of cherry.  A small cherry turning is between the cross piece and the shaft.  Norman finished the cross with a water based, environmentally friendly urethane.