An opportunity to contribute to one of three new pieces.
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e have long had a vision of visitors being taken on a journey as they entered this ancient spiritual site, one that would slow down the pace of life and engage both mind and body. We saw them being surprised by beautiful sculptures combined with quotations from the bible – giving pause for thought, lifting the mind from the mundane to the spiritual.
Using skilled craftsmen and materials that are traditional and enduring, we have started to install the first of the sculptures, the signposts on the spiritual walk. Eventually, 13 pieces will take people on a journey round the churchyard based on the various stages found in the book of prayer – themes such as Confession, Forgiveness and Blessing.
Our hope is that, carved in stone and forged in metal, this walk with God will inspire visitors for generations to come.
We would like to commission the next three installations through donations, however large or small.
A low, curved scroll-like wall to enclose the garden of remembrance and make it a more intimate place for those people wishing to sit and remember loved ones. Estimate: £14,000. (£7,000 already raised, 1/11/2016)
Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and run with perseverance the race that is set before us.
Hebrew 12 v1
Transforming the view through the lychgate, a newly planted seating area to encourage visitors to walk behind the church. A yew hedge will screen the property beyond and create a restful area. Estimate: £4,500.
Come to me all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11 v28
In the long grass of the lower ‘wilderness’ area, a sculpture of a sheep made from recycled metal. Sculptor: Harriet Mead, a specialist wildlife artist. Estimate: £7,000.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek out your servant, O Lord.
Psalm 119 v176
If you would like to consider contributing to one of these pieces, please email Liz McKelvey in complete confidence.