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Wonder Exhibition 2017 in photos

Our Open Art Exhibition on the theme of ‘Wonder’ will be on show for the whole of May 2017.

The show contains a mixture of media including painting, drawing, textiles, photography and poetry.

 

Exhibition and Cafe Opening Times 

Monday to Friday – 10am-4pm

Saturdays – 11am to 3pm

 

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Christian Voices Coming Up Exhibition Photos

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2nd – 21st Feb 2017

Christian Voices Coming Out is a heritage project capturing the stories of pioneering LGBT Christian activists, advocates and allies over the past 40 years. These individuals have worked for the acceptance, affirmation and welcome of queer and transgender people. They have challenged the churches when they have diminished and dismissed their lives, loves and identities. and borne witness to a Christian faith built on principles of justice, compassion and love.

The exhibition includes the stories of many LGBT Christian activists, advocates and allies from a wide variety of church backgrounds, celebrating 40 years of prophecy, protest and pride.

Read more about the heritage project and exhibition on the ‘Christian Voices Coming Out’ Website – Click Here 

To find out more about the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement which has recently changed its name to One Body One Faith go to http://www.onebodyonefaith.org.uk/

To read an article in the Church Times about our speaker Tracey Byrne Click Here 

 


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Dream Baskets and Other Works

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Dream Baskets and Other Works by Andrea Heffernan

26th – 31st January 2017

As a self-taught artist, Andrea was first inspired to start crafting on holiday when she saw someone making jewellery. Unable to find jewellery she really liked in the shops she decided to take up the craft and began making her own pieces both for herself and for friends. This led to trying a whole range of different crafts including glass painting, pyrography, plaster casts, felt flower making and creating night light baskets. Using the internet to learn about each technique Andrea says ‘I like to have a go at new crafts I see. I am inspired by my Granddaughter and my two sons who both love drawing and nature.’

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Free the Seeds Exhibition

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FREE THE SEEDS

Supporting Farmers in India and Bangladesh

The story of how the power of corporate seed companies impacts on ordinary people

Photography by Jordi Ruiz Cirera

Text by Global Justice Now

12th – 24th January 2017

The exhibition is free, and open during Chapel Café times: 10am – 4pm on weekdays & 10am – 3pm on Saturdays

 Please click here for a pdf version of the exhibition 

India –the campaigner who wants to free the seeds

image1Kapil Shah works for an organisation in Maharashtra called Jatan: Mission for Organic Farming. Kapil says that at the start farmers were happy with the introduction of Monsanto’s GM cotton. Good weather conditions and a high global price for cotton made it profitable for farmers to grow. So, many farmers stopped growing vegetables and other crops to just focus on cotton. After almost 8 years of growing GM cotton, farmers started to experience serious problems.
He says pesticide use had increased to the same level, or even more, than before the introduction of Monsanto’s cotton. Pests have become more aggressive than they were before, with some even becoming resistant to pesticides, meaning that farmers are buying even more. Crops are becoming susceptible to diseases that previously were not a problem. Soil quality has deteriorated because GM cotton drains soil of its nutrients. The switch to cotton farming has also meant that less food was grown locally, leading to food shortages. Continue reading


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Jesus the Refugee and Present Day Asylum Seekers

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“…no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head…”

Did you know that according to the Bible, Jesus was effectively homeless three times in his life? The first time was when he was born, the second time was shortly after his birth when his family had to flee for his safety, and the third time was when he was an adult travelling from village to village with no fixed abode.

Refugees have been in the news a great deal over the last few years.  Each of us will have seen pictures in the news of mothers, fathers and children forced from their homes and risking their lives to get to safety. Mary, Joseph and Jesus were in a very similar situation to the refugees we see in the news.

The weeks leading up to Christmas, and Christmas itself, can feel like a very cosy and ‘enchanting’ time of year. The story of God coming to earth in Jesus is very beautiful but it is also full of a lot of suffering and danger. After the three wise men visited King Herod on their way to baby Jesus, King Herod had all the boys under two years old in the area killed! Angels appeared to the shepherds announcing the news of the special birth of Jesus, but a few months later an angel appeared to Joseph with less joyful news. The angel told him to flee to another country immediately to avoid the young Jesus being murdered!

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