... has shown us the fine picture of S Gregory which he has in his parochial school. The Saint is holding a scroll inscribed with the Angli/Angeli pun recounted in S Bede.
Interestingly, the sentence ends with a good example of cursus; the use of certain end-of-sentence rhythms employed by Cicero and then in the Papal Chancery from around 350ish until just after S Gregory's time (vide G G Willis Essays 1964): "esse consortes" is a neat planus. I must have a look and see whether S Bede himself was a cursus man. If he wasn't, this bit might indeed go back to S Gregory himself.
What other treasures has Fr Tim unearthed in Marvellous Margate which he will gradually reveal to us?
Might it once have been above an altar? Is there any evidence of the identity of the artist?