My own visits to this church have been very fruitful. Each visit always gives me a great sense of wonder and marvel.
I hope these photos may help you in your curiosity and perhaps fan some more interest in the history of Sarawak.
At the back of the church is this copper plate which introduces the Brookes of Sarawak.
This is a beautiful stained glass church window.
The interior of the church is a great example of splendid interior Church decoration: carved wood and great wooden beams and granite stone masonry. The church windows have been dedicated by loved ones in memory of their dearly departed. These are good examples of social norms of the Victorian days.
Pipe organ in the front part...I don't think there are many of these around now in England.
Here is a bust of James Brooke. Mrs.
|Here's a lovely cushion with pua kumbu design in one of the pews.|
Mr. Wiltshire and Mr. Johnson explaining to Mrs. Dennis Capes that they taught Dato Seri James Jemut who present this pua kumbu to the church.
Exchanges with Michael
This is the older Brooke coat of arm with the badger above the crown. The colours of the crest are different too. Dum spero spiro is the motto of the Brookes as well as many other families and states e.g."As long as I breathe I hope". It is Latin.
This is the newer Brooke's Coat of Arms. See the badger above the crest .
I hope you like these few photos. Going there with my friend Pauline a second time and with my friends who were former missionaries and teachers in Sarawak has really been very impactful. When Pauline and I went there the first time more ten years ago I did not know that I would have a second chance to visit this beautiful place.
Perhaps it is true for me : As long as I breathe there is hope.