St Pauls, Bow, E3: Lettering by Ralph Beyer

Where: St Paul’s Church, Bow Common, E3.

What: Collaboration with architects Maguire & Murray; text around the lintel on St Paul’s church porch. The quote is from Genesis 28:17.

Text: Truly this is none other, But the House of God, This is the Gate of Heaven.

Material: Imprinting on wet concrete.

Artist: Ralph Beyer (1929-2008)

Date: 1960

Further information:

  • Ralph Beyer – The Importance of Lettering, St Pauls’ website
  • Ralph Beyer’s obituary in the Independent
  • Information on Ralph Beyer via the ACE trust, regarding Ecclesiastical Art
  • Ralph Beyer is most well known for his sandstone letter-cutting at Coventry Cathedral, commissioned by architect Basil Spence
  • 20th Century Society ‘Best Modern Churches’ competition winner.