All Saints Margaret Street | Ascension Tiles

: Ascension Tiles

On the north wall of the tower is the tile frieze depicting the Ascension of Christ with a verse from Acts 1:11: “This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner”. It completes the collection of tiles designed by Butterfield whose narrative begins on the opposite wall with the prophets foretelling the Incarnation. Completed in 1891, this was the last section of tilework to be added by Butterfield.