Tuesday, June 19, 2007


St Jude's, Brantford, Ontario

St Jude's, Brantford, OntarioSt Jude's, Brantford was built in 1871 and consecrated when its debt was paid off in 1889. Extensive alterations were made in 1930-31, when a new narthex was built, the sanctuary area was enlarged and the former entrance was converted into a baptistery.

The building had originally been simply adorned. In the 1930s the Browne family of artists created murals, which in succession around the nave, present events in the life of Jesus Christ from the proclaiming of his birth to His death and resurrection. Pictured is The Resurrection; it has the caption 'The third day He rose again.' The interior paintings and artwork of St. Jude's were designated a national Historic Site by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in September 1999.