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ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH

Edgbaston, Birmingham


The Carvings at St. Augustine's Church

We are proud of the expert carvings at St. Augustine's, which are the work of John Roddis who lived between 1839 and 1887. A prominent architectural sculptor with premises on Aston Road in Birmingham, Roddis did much carving for churches, most notably St Augustine of Hippo, Edgbaston (1868); St Catherine of Sienna (1875, now demolished) Goulburn Cathedral, South Australia; and Christchurch Cathedral, New Zealand (which he died during the building of).

He also completed the exterior carving of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (1885, excluding the tympanum) and was responsible for a number of monuments including the Earl of Derbys tomb at Knowsley (1872) and the Augustine Memorial erected by Lord Granville on the Isle of Thanet.

He was a founder member of the Midland Arts Club and became its President in 1885. He was also a member of the Municipal Arts Club. As well as carving the corbels shown above, he also created the reredos at St. Augustine's.

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