St. Alban the Martyr

The Paintings

Coming soon - pictures and description of the paintings in our church.

The Holy Family (Oil on Canvas)

Above the altar of the Lady Chapel, this painting came from St Patrick's Church in Frank Street. It was cleaned at the expense of the Friends of St Alban's and St Patrick's.

The Holy Family (Oil on Board)

This is a 19th century English copy on wood of a Venetian picture of about 1550. Its condition is very poor and we were advised in the 1980's that it did not merit the cost of restoration.

The Road to Calvary (Oil on Canvas)

Above St Alban's altar hangs an early 17th century Dutch painting of the Road to Calvary. Until it was cleaned at the expense of the Friends of St Alban's and St Patrick's it had become so darkened that the torch held aloft by one of the soldiers looked like a whip and it was misidentified as the flagellation of Jesus; now it can been seen that it shows Jesus meeting his Mother on the way to Calvary.

St Peter (Oil on Canvas)

This good mid 19th century English painting of St Peter came from St Patrick's, Frank Street. The Friends of St Alban's and St Patrick's paid for it to be cleaned.


This page is part of our project "Revealing St Alban's Hidden Heritage" supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.