'Journey Into Light'

by Judy Povey  |  Posted at 11:22am on 14th November 2019

Thinking of creativity, colour, light, abstraction brings to mind the ‘Journey Into Light’ Art Exhibition we are set to host from Sunday, 1st December through to 8th December. Travelling round the Diocese of Chester, we at Alderley Edge Methodist Church are fortunate to be part of the programme. The Artwork has been produced by prisoners from Thorn Cross and Styal Prisons, and has helped them to discover new ways to express their emotions and thoughts. “The aim is to allow prisoners to tell their story behind their convictions and their sentences, and it is hoped that visitors to the exhibition will gain an insight into their lives, their sensitivity, their compassion and their humanity. If you can identify with some of the choices, mistakes and circumstances that the prisoners have faced, then the artists have fulfilled their goal, to connect with others.” These words of Vincent Whitehead, Chair of the Criminal Justice Group of Chester Diocese ring through and could identify in some way with feelings that we may ourselves experience as we journey towards the start of Advent, the season of waiting. Choices, mistakes, circumstances are not just applicable to those who have contributed their paintings for display, they are words that can resonate throughout each of our lives—amazing how stories weave together in the most unexpected way.. We are well ahead with our plans for this special week . Journey Into Light will be launched at our Morning Service on Sunday, 1st December, led by our Minister, Rev. Rob Cotton. Throughout the week the church will be open from 2.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. (but we are happy to make special openings for groups who may wish to visit the Exhibition at other times). Wednesday, 4th December at 6.30p.m. Ecumenical Service to which all are invited and will be most welcome. The Exhibition draws to a close on Sunday afternoon, 8th December, with a Concert of light classical and popular music at 2.30p.m. The programme will be presented by the vocal ensemble “Capriccio”(about 6 ladies with their pianist, professional Tim Walker, and a professional Flautist. Tickets are £5 and will include light refreshments. The proceeds of the Concert will be in aid of RVS Luncheon Club Do make a note of the dates and come along to view and absorb this very interesting project .

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    Sunday 8th December
    We meet in the Upper Room for this month only. 'An Exciting Time'
    11:00am - Morning Worship
    with Brian Thompson
    Closing event of the Prisoners' Exhibition of ArtWork. Proceeds in aid of RVS Luncheon Club. Tickets £5 includes light refreshments. Available from Church Office 01625 586713 (or py on the door)