Friday, 14 December 2018 09:32

The icons have now arrived

When we consulted on the work at St John’s Church last year, we welcomed a visitor from Palestine. His name is Ian Knowles.

Ian set up an art project in Palestine employing local Christian. It is believed that the art of painting Christian icons began in this part of the world. The project is based in Bethlehem where conditions for Palestinians and Christian Palestinians in particular is fraught with danger. This project not only gives local people a chance to earn a living but also to grown in faith, live out their Christian lives and spread the Good News from where it began.

The Bethlehem Icons project is supported by Prince Charles and has other works of art at Lichfield Cathedral.

The icons have now arrived and we hope to have them in place before Christmas.

icon Jesus

icon Maria