John Piper loved churches great and small, from Welsh chapels to English including the Cathedrals. Out of that love came great art, including the tapestry in Chichester. If you can get there for Naomi’s talk you will not be disappointed. Read about it here.
‘A Magnificent Adornment to this House of God’? The Piper Tapestry at 50
Chichester Cathedral, 22nd September 2016, 6.30pm
Naomi Billingsley, the current Bishop Otter Scholar based at the Bishop’s Palace, will give a talk on Thursday 22 September, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the dedication of the Piper Tapestry at Evensong in September 1966.
Naomi will speak in the Presbytery, with the tapestry as her backdrop, telling the story of how it came into being, and the controversy it provoked when first installed. She will also share some recent responses to the tapestry emerging from a series of discussion groups on art in the Cathedral held earlier in the year as part of her work.
This event is free and all are welcome.