Bishop of Stockport opens art exhibition


undefinedBishop Libby went back to her roots in Derbyshire recently. She visited Glossop parish church, just a few miles from St. John's in Charlesworth the church she attended while she was growing up

The bishop went to open Glossop artist Ghislaine Howard’s ‘Stations of the Cross: The Captive Figure’ exhibition of 14 paintings, and to meet old friends from the local area.

Bishop Libby, shown signing the vistor's book, happily renewed acquaintances from long ago. With her husband, the Revd George Lane, she walked around the church, admiring the large monochrome paintings, commissioned for Liverpool Cathedral in 2000.

Bishop Libby talked passionately to Ghislaine about the paintings which she said spoke so powerfully of the embodiment of God.

Bishop Libby said: “It is lovely to be in home territory and to be part of this ceremony.” Before leaving, she gave her blessing and led the gathering in prayer.

Report and picture from David Jones of the Glossop Chronicle.

From left to Right: Father Ian Stubbs (Vicar of Glossop Parish Church), Bishop Libby Lane, Ghislainer Howard (artist), Susan Barrow and husband, Councillor Alan Barrow of High Peak Borough Council.