Photographic competition at central Chester church


This has been organised around the illuminated artwork being featured on the walls of the Grade-I listed St John the Baptist Church near Grosvenor Park. The ancient church � which was for some ten years in the eleventh century a cathedral � is currently undergoing a big redevelopment as part of a parish which also includes St Peter's Church at Chester Cross. St John the Baptist has ecclesiastical ruins attached to it. Onto these, illuminated artforms have currently been projected (pictured here by David Heke).

In response to feedback to the ‘Hryre’ illuminated art project, the artist Nayan Kulkarni is inviting people who have access to a camera and the internet to enter photographs of the artwork into a competition via the online photo galler, Flkr.  ‘Hryre’ is the word for ‘ruin’ in Old English.

To request an entry form email or phone 01244 976734, or pick up a form from: CWAC Forum Offices, reception desk; the Tourist Information Centre, Chester; or the Grosvenor Museum, Chester.

Photographers can then take pictures each evening from Monday 6 February to Sunday 19 February, when the illuminated images will undergo a series of  changes. To complete entry to the competition a maximum of three photographs can then be uploaded to the Flickr group Hryre Photo Competition, by 26 February.

Visit St John’s Church itself to see more of its wonderful historic and
spiritual heritage. Check the public opening times on