The pulpit

The pulpit in Uppsala cathedral is a gift from the Queen Dowager Hedvig Eleonora,  following the great Uppsala fire of 1702. It was made by Burchard Precht after drawings of Nicodemus Tessin the younger, and consecrated in 1710.

The large picture represents St. John the Baptist preaching in the desert.
On the front, the apostle St. Paul preaching in Athens.
On the left side, an illustration of Jesus´ parable of the laborers in the vineyard, with the implication that it is never too late to listen to the call of God.
On the roof, the apostle St. Paul carried by angels, and in the foreground, the queen's insignia.
The pulpit is the largest in Sweden and is used at high mass on Sundays.

Uppsala cathedral


The chapel of remembrance The grave of Carl von Linné The pulpit The coronation vault The high chancel The Jagellonica chapel The Sture chapel The Finsta chapel The chapel of our lady or the Vasa chapel The chapel of peace The tree of reconsiliation of man