The murals of Saint John's are a hidden treasure in the city of Memphis. Now over 60 years old, the vibrant colors and powerful artistry still draw you in to these true masterworks. These massive endeavors grace the walls of our church standing over 20 ft tall. They are inescapable, complex, and deeply spiritual monuments to Christian faith and history.
The eight murals in the nave of Saint John’s were designed and executed by John Henry DeRosen in 1951-53 after consultation with The Rev. Alfred Loaring-Clark, rector, Lucian Minor Dent, a parishioner and the church’s architect, and donors. Two murals are of abstract composition while the other six are illustrations of events in The Bible and in the early history of the Christian church. The murals not only beautify the church, but also glorify God and serve to remind us that God in the person of Jesus Christ is ever present with us.
Please use the links on your left to see the murals in each part of the church.