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Visual Communion

A series of symposia on the art, architecture and craft of the Eucharist

Art and Christianity organises lectures, conferences, workshops and day trips. These take place throughout the UK often in partnership with a wide variety of groups and individuals.

Forthcoming events

A guided tour of Rachel Howard's exhibition ‘Repetition is Truth – Via Dolorosa’ at Newport Street Gallery
With Anna Moszynska
24 May 2018, 5pm

Commissioned by the Murderme collection and produced between 2005 and 2008, Rachel Howard's series takes inspiration from the Stations of the Cross, ‘Via Dolorosa’. Whilst referencing the long art-historical tradition of depicting the Stations, ‘Repetition is Truth’ also offers a broader commentary on the universality of human rights abuses.

This is the first UK showing of the work and coincides with a recently published interview between the artist and Anna Moszynska, an excerpt of which will be published in A&C no94.

24 May 2018, 5-6pm
Venue: Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, London SE11 6AJ
Tickets (A+C Members only) £5. Members will be sent an invitation to book through Eventbrite.

Jane Austen's Afterlife: Art, Culture and Theology, a lecture by Alison Milbank
5 June 2018, 6.30pm

Part of a series of lectures on Anglican Women Writers at Westminster Abbey including Sara Pearson on Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Mitchell on Charlotte M Yonge.

Alison Milbank is Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham and a trustee of A+C.

5 June 2018, 6.30pm
Venue: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard, London. SW1P 3PA
Open to all. No charge but the Abbey encourages reserving a place on Eventbrite.

Sculpture Park Visit, New Art Centre, Wiltshire
6 June 2018, 2-5pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until next Spring.

Bus tour of Manchester's Modern Churches
7 July 2018, 10.30am

Co-organised by Manchester Moderns, this day-long event will take in Modernist churches of the suburbs of Manchester, many of which are overlooked and underappreciated. A special focus will be on recent art commissioned as part of the church.

7 July 2018, 10.30am
Start venue: Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester M3 1SX

10.30 Meet Manchester Cathedral
12.15 St Michael and All Angels Northern Moor
1.00   William Temple Church Wythenshawe
2.00   Holy Rosary Limeside Oldham
3.00   All Saints and Martyrs Middleton
Open to all. Non-members tickets £25. Please book a place on Eventbrite.
Price includes transport between churches. 
Members of A+C and of the Modernist Society can book £20 tickets here:

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Private viewing of ‘Tacita Dean: Landscape’ at the Royal Academy, with Tim Marlow
13 July 2018, 9-11am

Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the RA, will lead a group around the exhibition of ‘Tacita Dean: Landscape', creating opportunities for discussion and debate.

13 July 2018, 9-11am
Venue: Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. W1J 0BD
Members only. Free. Members will be sent an invitation to book through Eventbrite.

What can we offer you?

Art and Christianity offers three main types of educational events:

  • Lectures and study days: Often organised within a diocese these study days offer an introduction to the visual arts in churches, ways of seeing theologically and practical approaches to working with artists. Other more specific subjects are covered in lectures at our office space in Farringdon.
  • Regional meetings: These build on the membership of A+C within a particular geographical area but are open to anyone. They offer insights from artists, curators and clergy with experience of the visual arts within churches and are an opportunity to share best practice and networks.
  • Residential courses: Art and Christianity is able to offer lecturers and curricula for residential courses within theological training colleges, study centres and universities. We have experience in teaching short modules at Sarum College and Ripon College Cuddesdon. Generic programmes for study are available on request.

Please contact us to discuss your needs.

A reading list of books and journals in the field of art and religion can be downloaded here

Recent events

In glass thy story: a two-day symposium addressing over 70 years of innovation and iconography in the glass art of British and European churches and cathedrals

This two-day symposium took place at Robinson College, Cambridge and explored the shifts in methods, style, and iconography found in glass art for churches and cathedrals over the last 70 years.
8 & 9 September 2017. View the full programme

Papers from the symposium available in printed format:
Jonathan Koestlé-Cate From Noirlac to Conques: stained glass as minimalist intervention
Diana Coulter Keith New: Using colour and form to advertise God
Becky Clark In glass thy story, an introductory lecture

Video recordings of the papers given at the symposium are free to view on YouTube

Previous international conferences

1991 London, UK
1993 Dresden, Germany
1995 Berkeley, USA
1997 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1999 Oxford and London, UK
2001 Minneapolis, USA
2003 St Petersburg, Russia
2005 New York, USA
2007 Cambridge, UK
2009 Strasbourg, France
2012 Boston, USA
2014 London, UK
2016 Dublin, Ireland