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/ 9 March 2017

Stations of the Cross – Westminster community project for Lent 2017

Stn 7 - Jesus falls for the 2nd time - Excluded Artists

An exciting collaboration between St Stephen with St John Westminster and local community groups has resulted in sixteen extraordinary Stations of the Cross on display on the railings of St Stephen’s, Rochester Row.

Local community groups including Westminster Under School; Excluded Artists; ‘Portugal Prints’ – Westminster Mind’s Creative Arts Recovery Project; Burdett Coutts & Townsend Foundation CE Primary School; Westminster Churches Winter Nightshelter, (West London Mission); Westminster Kingsway College; St Stephen’s church, Rochester Row and Mother’s Union, Mary Sumner House have come together to design and draw the Stations of the Cross for the Lent 2017 project.

Each community group produced artwork illustrating the Stations of the Cross. There will be a launch of the stations on Wednesday, 15th March at 1pm. This will be followed by light refreshments.

Graham Buckle, Vicar of St Stephen with St John Westminster, said:

“We are hugely thankful to those who participated in this project. Members of the public are engaging with and admiring the artwork as they pass by and feedback has been fantastic. We’re looking forward to the launch of the stations and hope to see many members of the local community at the event.”

That evening at 6.15pm, The Rt Revd Dr Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington, will bless the Stations of the Cross, before giving his Lent talk in St Stephen’s at 7pm. All are welcome to attend this talk – the theme for the series is ‘Heartfelt Anglicanism’, and this is a joint series with St Matthew’s, Westminster.

The Stations will remain on the church railings until Holy Saturday.  Thereafter the original artwork will be displayed within the parish.

Picture: Main – Jesus stumbles with the Cross. Below: A selection of the Stations of the Cross which will go on display at the church.


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