Lord Lieutenant unveils Church Sculptures
11 Jun 2006
The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, The Bishop of Winchester and Chris Rankine, Priest in Charge
The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, The Bishop of Winchester and Chris Rankine, Priest in Charge
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Arthur Morgan's relief sculpture panels on the East Wall of St Michaels
Arthur Morgan's relief sculpture panels on the East Wall of St Michaels
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Before the sculptures on the outside of St Michael and All Angels Church in West Andover were unveiled by Mary Fagan, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, there was a service at which the Bishop of Winchester, Michael Scott-Joynt, preached the sermon.

Afterwards, with the help of local children, Mary Fagan unveiled the sculptures.

The five relief sculptures, entitled " I came so that they may have life and have it in abundance" are on the outside of the east wall of the Church, and are the work of Arthur Morgan, former Head of Art at Winchester College.

The centre figure is Jesus, and immediately on either side are figures representing man and woman, and adult and child. The outside panels portray creation. Each of the figures symbolises local features and Christian themes, including water from the River Anton and the trout from Test Valley.

"These sculptures are of the highest quality and their aim is to show the connection between the world, its people and God's involvement in their lives. They are an asset not just for the Church but for the whole of Andover."
 
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