Banner of St John the Evangelist

Gold and other coloured silk thread on damask

St Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London NW6

This shows St John holding his chalice, with his symbol, a very lively eagle, which also has a halo. The text, "ego Joannes vidi sanctam civitatem Jerusalem novam" refers to his vision of the New Jerusalem, to be found in English in Revelation, 21, 2. The flowers at the lower edge betray a love of this earth, as well.

Photograph by John Salmon, with thanks to St Augustine's Church; text added by Jacqueline Banerjee. [Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]