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Pupils create new art for St Martin’s Church 

A series of 14 Stations of the Resurrection has been designed and painted for the school church by the Art Pioneers under the direction art teacher Helen Dean.

The artwork has been placed on the side walls of the church and will be used in worship and as a teaching resource. The theme is to focus on the good news of Jesus’ resurrection in Christianity, as written in the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

The paintings are based are as follows:

  • Jesus is raised from the dead
  • The finding of the empty tomb
  • Mary Magdalene meets the risen Jesus
  • Jesus appears on the road to Emmaus
  • Jesus is known in the breaking of bread
  • Jesus appears to the disciples in Jerusalem
  • Jesus gives the disciples his peace and the power to forgive sins
  • Jesus strengthens the faith of Thomas
  • Jesus appears by the Sea of Tiberias
  • Jesus forgives Peter and commands him to feed his sheep
  • Jesus commissions the disciples upon the mountain
  • The Ascension of Jesus
  • Mary and the disciples wait in prayer
  • The Holy Spirit descends at Pentecost

The School Chaplain, Canon Andrew Haviland, commissioned the paintings and said, “They are incredibly well done. They provide a focus for the congregation and remind them of the positives of the Christian tradition.” A few years ago the Art Pioneers also  painted the 14 Stations of the Cross, which are on the wall of the church between Advent and Easter. The new Stations of the Resurrection will be used during the season of Easter to Advent.

The school has provided art work for the church over the years, including banners, wall hangings and painted panels. The pupils are currently working on three panels for the walls of the chapel, which will complement existing artwork completed by pupils in the 1960s. 

You can see all the new Stations of the Resurrection here.