Cathedral of St George

St George’s Cathedral was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield and opened on 24 August 1892 ( St George). It is one of the tallest wooden churches in the world, at a height of 43.5 metres (143 ft) and is characterised mainly by Gothic arches, clustered columns and flying buttresses, but with a tropical flavour.

Figure of Madonna and Child – Photograph (PWDRO 116/103 & 244/3) R.F. Wheatly architect; after 1921

This figure has many similarities to the one at Falmouth All Saints, particularly in the Madonna’s clothing, but the pose is slightly different. Quite how this commission came about is unknown, but it occurred after the death of Edmund H. Sedding in 1921, when R.F. Wheatly took over much of the architectural work with V. Pinwill.


PWDRO 116/103 Photograph. St George Cathedral British Guiana. Figure of Madonna and Child.

PWDRO 244/3 Photograph Album. Various. Woodcarvings.