St Kyneburgha Statue explained

We are often asked how the very new looking statue of St Kyneburgha above the priest door, came to be there. The then Rector, William Burke, asked his artist son-in-law, Jim Tovey to produce a suitable sketch for a statue of St Kyneburgha to go in the empty niche above the priest door. This he did based on the statue of St Kyneburgha at the west front of  Peterborough Cathedral. In this she is cradling a church in her arms but William wanted the church to be a representation of the original Saxon church at Castor. The drawing was then sculpted in a block of Barnack limestone by local stonemason Mark Sharpin, resulting in the highly appropriately primitive representation of St Kyneburgha. Mark remarkably got the statue into position entirely by himself.