Lent Art Installation 2020: "Pilgrimage: Finding Each Other Again in the Paradise of Free Souls"

Lent Art
  • Venue

    Cathedral

  • Time

    8:00 AM

  • Price

    FREE

On display from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday

Michelle Rumney's artwork invites you to reflect on pilgrimage and the fragile but powerful strength of our connections with each other through time and space.

Hundreds of people were 'Measured to the Saint' with lengths of string to help veil the altar for the 2020 Lent Art Installation, which traces Thomas Becket's last journey from Southwark to Canterbury 850 years ago.

Reflecting on the ritual of pilgrimage and the fragile but powerful strength of our connections with each other through time and space, Michelle Rumney’s artwork includes wax candles each as tall as the person they represent, including one for Thomas Becket (183cm) and another for Marion Marples (173cm) who led many pilgrimages from Southwark.

The candles will be lit in their memory throughout Lent.

Part of Becket2020

Special late-night viewing in the candlelit Cathedral on Friday 6 March, for further details please visit here

Michelle will also be delivering a talk about her artwork after the Choral Eucharist on 15 March at 12.30pm.

To find out more about Michelle's work you can visit her website here