Narnia Statues Installed on Yorkshire Church (Video)

BBC has posted footage of Narnia characters being installed on the outer wall of St Mary’s Church in East Yorkshire. Aslan, Tumnus, The White Witch, Reepicheep, Fledge, and Glenstorm are among the 14 characters that have been chosen.

These new figures from C.S. Lewis’s world are replacing medieval carvings that have crumbled away beyond recognition over the years.

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6 Responses

  1. Larry W. says:

    Let’s hope that the carvings will help young people to appreciate the books. I always liked the idea of having stained glass windows with pictures from Narnia on them for display in churches. The sunlight shining through the windows would really make the glass look beautiful. 🙂

  2. Just Queen, not High Queen says:

    Okay, that Mr. Tumnus statue looks weird. I know it’s possibly supposed to evoke his stone statue, but still, it looks scary! The Jadis one should look scary like that but without the snowflake, I would have thought that her statue was of Queen Susan or even Queen Swanwhite.

  3. Andy Harrelson says:

    They look lovely! I should like to visit the church and see these statues someday, whenever this pandemic blows over, of course.

  4. Cleander says:

    Awesome! They kind of do work as replacements for the original medieval sculptures- those tended to have lots of animals and mythical creatures as well.
    It’ll be great if parents can take their kids to this church and perhaps get them talking about Narnia and its accompanying symbolism by seeing the artwork.
    Also, is it not a sweet bit of irony that Jadis is now a statue?!?! XD

  5. Courtenay Rule says:

    Gorgeous!! I would love to travel around Yorkshire one day, when we can get about again (England is in a second lockdown at present), so Beverley is now definitely on my list! And I agree with Cleander, that’s a great piece of irony that the White Witch herself has been turned to stone…

  6. Reepicheep775 says:

    I wonder if Glenstorm’s statue was based on Michelangelo’s Moses. They look kind of similar…