From 6th March to 22nd April

at St Michael's Church, Discoed

open daily from 10.00 am - 5 pm

Nicholas Bush "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me ?" (Mark 15:34)

Nicholas Bush "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me ?" (Mark 15:34)

Review of the exhibition in The Church Times 29.3.19 - ‘The Seven Last Words’ at St Michael’s, Discoed.

This year sees the sixth Lent exhibition at St Michael's Church in Discoed: 'The Seven Last Words'. Guided as in previous years by Charles MacCarthy, fourteen artists have been asked to respond to the 'Words' and their work will be displayed around the church, making a sequence similar to the Stations of the Cross. We are excited at the prospect of continuing our tradition of Lent exhibitions which have proved to be thought-provoking, challenging and also very well received. (Read a review in The Tablet by Laura Gascoigne here).

Charles MacCarthy, “Combining the freedom and the commitment of artistic practice with questions of universal significance, raised by the figure of Jesus Christ, is I believe, a valuable thing to do. This exhibition, therefore, offers an opportunity to explore deeper issues through the medium of art and narrative.

Encouraging complete freedom of interpretation, as we always have in Discoed, has resulted in a wide range of types of work, which has been much appreciated by the large numbers of visitors.

The Seven Last Words are spoken in the face of death. This is difficult and painful. But perhaps the making of something beautiful like a work of art is one way of opening it up”.

We are delighted to announce that the fourteen participating artists are: Carolyn Blake, Julienne Braham, Nick Bush, Yvonne Crossley, Simon Dorrell, Nicky Hopwood, Ciara Lewis, Viv Luxton, Roger Luxton, Charles MacCarthy, Pete Mackenzie, Katie Sims, Antonia Spowers and Jane Tudge.

Painting sales will support Honeypot Children's Charity.



Leave Presteigne heading west on the B4356. After 1 mile take minor road (straight on) signposted Cascob. Continue for 1 mile. Church approach is up on left after Discoed sign.