St Peter - St Giles' church - Sidbury, Devon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 50° 43.137 W 003° 13.219
30U E 484447 N 5618594
Quick Description: Full-length standing bas-relief figure of St Peter on St Giles' church, Sidbury.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/14/2022 12:13:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM165XC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Full-length standing bas-relief figure of St Peter on the tower of St Giles' church, Sidbury. Discovered in 1843 and probably dating from the 12th century.

"Saint Peter (died between AD 64 and 68 on the Vatican Hill), also known as Simon Peter, Simeon, Simon or Peter the Apostle, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, and one of the first leaders of the early Church. Based on contemporary historical data, his papacy is estimated to have spanned from AD 30 to his death, which would make him the longest-reigning pope, at anywhere from 34 to 38 years; however, the length of his reign was never verified.

According to Christian tradition, Peter was crucified in Rome under Emperor Nero. He is traditionally counted as the first bishop of Rome?—?or pope?—?and also as the first bishop of Antioch. The ancient Christian churches all venerate Peter as a major saint and as the founder of the Church of Antioch and the Diocese of Rome, but differ in their attitudes regarding the authority of his successors. According to Catholic teaching, Jesus promised Peter a special position in the Church.

In the New Testament, the name "Simon Peter" is found 19 times. He appears repeatedly and prominently in all four gospels as well as the Acts of the Apostles. He is the brother of Saint Andrew, and both were fishermen. The Gospel of Mark in particular was traditionally thought to show the influence of Peter's preaching and eyewitness memories. He is also mentioned, under either the name Peter or Cephas, in Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians and the Epistle to the Galatians. The New Testament also includes two general epistles, First Peter and Second Peter, that are traditionally attributed to him, but modern scholarship generally rejects the Petrine authorship of both. However, there is a growing number of scholars that have resuscitated the Petrine authorship of the Petrine epistles.

Outside of the New Testament, several apocryphal books were later attributed to him, in particular the Acts of Peter, Gospel of Peter, Preaching of Peter, Apocalypse of Peter, and Judgment of Peter, although scholars believe these works to be pseudoepigrapha."

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Associated Religion(s): Christian

Statue Location: west face of church tower

Entrance Fee: 0

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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