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Ernest Procter and Newlyn School Artists

St Hilary Church

 

 

 

 

 

St Hilary Church in West Cornwall contains numerous artworks created by artists associated with the late Newlyn School. The works were commissioned by Reverend Bernard Walke, with the majority, including the white crucifix, the pulpit and two relief works on copper executed by Ernest Procter. Other artists include Dod Procter, Norman Garstin, Alethea Garstin, Harold Knight, Harold Harvey, Roger Fry and Annie Walke. Reminiscent of the Reformation centuries before, the church was vandalised in 1932 by Protestant extremists who were opposed to Walke's Catholic sympathies.

 

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