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31 October 2020, 11am – 12.30pm

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One of the most extraordinary and compelling artworks in Cambridge is the new ‘Stations of the Cross’ series unveiled in Little St Mary’s Church, in 2019 in memory of the late Father John Hughes.

Join the artist of the series, Lida Kindersley, as she explains the process of responding to the brief, designing and forming the lettering.

She will be joined by Jeremy Musson, author and member of the church congregation, who will say a few words about the architecture of the fourteenth-century church and the other designed elements added to Little St Mary’s since 1900 (including works by Ninian Comper and T.H.Lyon, Stephen Dykes Bower and Cowper Griffiths Architects).

As this event has limited capacity, tickets are limited to two per person.

Tickets are £15, booking required

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About ‘Stations of the Cross’

Carved by Lida Kindersley and the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop, the artwork consists of simple Hoptonwood stone frames (surrounding an earlier set of ceramic tiles depicting the Stations of the Cross). They are inscribed in carved letters, picked out in a deep brick red, providing the narrative descriptions of the key moments in the story of Christ’s suffering and Crucifixion, and in each the style of the letters slightly adjusted to suit the narrative.

The ‘Stations’ provide a focus for regular prayer and meditation in Cambridge’s premier Anglo-Catholic centres.

Information for your visit

You will need to bring and wear a face mask or face covering for the duration of the event.

Please arrive promptly. We will be meeting at Little St Mary’s Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QG.

About Lida Lopes Cardozo Kindersley and Jeremy Musson

Lida Lopes Cardozo Kindersley is a letter-cutter, typeface designer, author and publisher and runs the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop in Cambridge.

Jeremy Musson is an English author, editor and presenter.

About Father John

Father John had a long association with Little St Mary’s, was Dean of Chapel and Chaplain at Jesus College, Cambridge and died tragically young in a car crash in 2014.

Lida Kindersley was selected as the letter-cutter to do this work on the recommendation of several members of the congregation, including theologian Prof Catherine Pickstock, and also because of the close association of the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop with Eric Gill. Father John’s research also included the work of Eric Gill.

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