Thank you and goodnight

Dear Followers, Thank you for your interest in the blog over the past year. WordPress informs me this is in fact the anniversary of my starting the blog, and it is also its last day in my hands, as I leave the post of Bishop Otter scholar as of this evening for pastures new. Watch … More Thank you and goodnight

Resource for reflecting on art in a religious context

To see more clearly: looking at our art A resource for churches in the Diocese of Sussex and beyond   There is a rich tradition of art in churches in Sussex – from the mediaeval frescos at St. John the Baptist, Clayton, to twentieth-century works commissioned by Dean Hussey at Chichester Cathedral, to contemporary commissions … More Resource for reflecting on art in a religious context

‘Connection’ by Galia Amsel – report from discussion group

Last Wednesday, 14th December, a group met to discuss Galia Amsel’s sculpture ‘Connection’, currently installed in the Baptistery in Chichester Cathedral. Sadly I was unable to lead this session; the following thoughts from the group were recorded by Tessa Cox, who led the group. Thank you Tessa! The photograph on the information sheet [provided by the … More ‘Connection’ by Galia Amsel – report from discussion group

Exhibition – Hans Feibusch: the Unseen Drawings at Pallant House Gallery

German émigré artist Hans Feibusch painted a number of murals in churches in the Diocese of Chichester. A forthcoming display at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester provides an opportunity to see work by the artist which has not been previously exhibited. The works include preparatory studies for murals featuring Christian and classical mythology imagery. Classical … More Exhibition – Hans Feibusch: the Unseen Drawings at Pallant House Gallery

The Night before Christmas – concert at Boxgrove Priory, 3 December

7.30pm, £15 (concessions available) Includes a glass of wine. Music from the Southdown Concert Band. Tickets sold in after Sunday Mass at Boxgrove Priory and from Boxgrove Village Stores. Sponsored by the Friends of Boxgrove Priory.   Boxgrove Priory is a beautiful church, with a painted ceiling by Lambert Barnard (painter of the panels in … More The Night before Christmas – concert at Boxgrove Priory, 3 December

Discussion Group: Galia Amsel’s ‘Connection’ – 14 December

3pm, the Bishop’s Palace, Chichester An opportunity to view and discuss the current temporary installation at Chichester Cathedral, a glass and light sculpture by Galia Amsel entitled ‘Connection’. As in previous sessions, we will spend some time viewing the piece, then adjourn to the Sherbourne Room at the Bishop’s Palace for a discussion. Further information … More Discussion Group: Galia Amsel’s ‘Connection’ – 14 December

Talks in London on the Year of Mercy and proposed stained glass windows

St Patrick’s Church in Soho is holding a series of talks over the coming months in thanksgiving for the Year of Mercy (an initiative which has also taken place in this Diocese) and reflecting upon the themes of a new proposed series of stained glass windows. The next talk is on Monday 17th October at … More Talks in London on the Year of Mercy and proposed stained glass windows

Discussing Ana Maria Pacheco’s work in Chichester Cathedral

On Saturday 15th October, I hosted a group discussion about the works by Ana Maria Pacheco, currently showing at Chichester Cathedral (to 14 November). The headline exhibit is the multi-figure installation Shadows of the Wanderer (2008). Inspired by a passage in the Aeneid in which Aeneas carries his father on his shoulders as they flee the war-ravaged city … More Discussing Ana Maria Pacheco’s work in Chichester Cathedral