George Fellowes Prynne

 

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PENZANCE Cornwall
St. John

The postcard of the interior (left) is undated; the photograph on the right shows the central panel of the reredos.

Reredos with paintings by Edward Prynne 1902, made by H. H. Martyn of Cheltenham at a cost of £450.  The screen is in wrought iron and copper, complete with gate, and is an excellent example.

Also, from observation, the altar is one of Fellowes Prynne’s standard designs, with space for a decorated cloth frontal to show through from behind. Furthermore, a photo in the church's centenary booklet One Hundred Years at St. John's clearly shows painted altar panels of the kind done by Edward Prynne.

Observation also suggests that the choir stalls and organ gallery woodwork may be to George Fellowes Prynne's specification.