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The Bible in Art and Music

posted 26 Jan 2018, 03:33 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 15 Jun 2018, 10:13 ]
St Andrew's Church, Headington is offering a series of presentations under the title “The Bible in Art and Music”. The idea is to provide a light-hearted way-in to some of the themes and books of the Bible by looking at how they have been represented over the years in art and music.

Earlier this year, we looked at the book of Revelation. We listened to samples of music from composers as varied as J. S. Bach and Richard Wagner, and enjoyed images taken from ancient church mosaics, William Blake etchings, and statues placed on the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square.


Do join us for our next presentation, which this time will be entitled “The Cross in Art and Music”. We’ll be looking at how this core event of the Christian faith has been represented over the years and what this might tell us about what it means. We’ll be looking at depictions of the cross found in ancient churches, in Renaissance art, and even in the recent film by Mel Gibson!

The event is open to all and everyone is welcome to join us. No prior knowledge is required – it’s all for fun!

Please have your dinner at home and then join us from 19.30 in the church room for warm desserts, cheese and biscuits, and coffee. The presentation will start at 20.00 sharp. The evening will be done by 21.00.  

Date    Tuesday 30th January
Time   19.30, for a 20.00 start

Place   St Andrew’s Church (the Church Room at the back)

If you’re interested, please let Father Tim know on so he can plan for numbers. But all are most welcome on the night – just turn up.

You may download a poster for this event here.