Canterbury Cathedral Compass Rose

In 1988, 500 Bishops from all corners of the globe gathered at Canterbury Cathedral for the Lambeth Conference and the dedication of the Compass Rose. This magnificent piece of work represents the symbol of Anglican community and is inlaid into the stone floor of the Cathedral in front of the nave altar.

I was honoured to receive the engraving commission - my largest peice of engraving work ever undertaken. Manufactured in 1" thick brass sections measuring 13ft across, I worked solidly for 2 weeks engraving the detailed lines, lettering and mitre (where I secretly added my initials!)

Aerial view of Compass Rose
Working on the Mitre using special hardened chisels produced for me by a local Blacksmith.

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