|Fri 21 - Wed 19||10:00-16:00|
Painting of St George and Dead Soldier
A painting of St George by our very own Head Gardener, Scott Norwood Witts, will be exhibited in the Cathedral from 21st April. It was originally unveiled to great acclaim at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St George, Southwark on St George’s Day 2008.
According to Scott St George and Dead Soldier was stimulated by the deployment of British forces overseas and the historical misrepresentation of St George. The patron saint of soldiers and England is shown battle weary, identifying another fatality of war – exploding the contrived mythical identity developed during the Crusades, to reveal a man in mourning. As a high ranking soldier of the Roman Empire converting to Christianity was extremely dangerous, yet his faith inspired him to put down his weapons and personally confront the Emperor Diocletian over his persecution of Christians. The life-size, but intimate portrait shows the ‘dragon slayer’ as a saint of peace and one chose debate over violence.
Scott has previously exhibited at the American Church in London and the Carmelite Friary in Kent. Commissions have included altarpieces at Dover Castle and the Royal Garrison Church at British Army HQ Aldershot.
The painting will be displayed behind the barrier at the High Altar. Scott has a number of postcards and prints which we will be selling in the shop.
University of Kent Graduation day
The Cathedral will be closed to visitors due to the University of Kent Graduation ceremonies.
|Tue 1 - Fri 25||10:00-16:00|
Family Tree Exhibition
You may remember back in the summer of 2014 we held an exhibition in the Nave of Rafael’s work “Moment to Moment”.
Following on from this, the artist has now designed a new series of sculptures and graphic work which relates to the theme of the "Family Tree". The project explores the connectedness between people which flow and unite us, using the meme of a tree. Not just with our blood ties, but also with the whole human family. It has been successfully exhibited in Portsmouth Cathedral for 5 weeks over Easter and we are delighted to be able to host the exhibition here for the whole of August from 1st to the 26th.
Family Tree would be an exhibition of larger sculptures for display at Rochester Cathedral which incorporate this theme while at the same time exhibiting more art in the Gallery at Francis Iles, 103 High Street, Rochester, with the kind permission of Nettie Iles-North.
|THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (Proper 7)|
|10:30||The Cathedral Eucharist & First Communion|
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