Tuesday 27 June 2017

Alfege needlework panels on show now

Jesus preaches from a boat on the Thames, with Revd Chris Moody far left
Four large and beautiful needlework panels showing stories from the bible, but set in present-day Greenwich, are on display in St Alfege Church until 9th July. Opening hours: 
11am-4pm weekdays
10am-4pm Saturday
12noon-4pm Sunday.

The Last Supper takes place in the Admiral Hardy pub.

Jesus calls Zaccheus from the rigging of the Cutty Sark, with Canary Wharf in the background.

The reception for the Marriage at Cana happens on the green outside St Alfege Church.

Jesus preaches from a boat on the Thames, with the Revd Chris Moody, Vicar of St Alfege, depicting St Peter at the tiller. Other St Alfege's members also feature.

The panels were started in 2011 to mark the millennium of the death of Alfege, beaten to death by Danish raiders in 1012. Captured and held to ransom for an enormous sum of money, he refused to allow it to be paid. He was later canonised and the church in Greenwich built to commemorate his martyrdom.

The panels have been created by members of St Alfege Church, of the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, and by other people from Greenwich and its surrounds.  

The panels are set in triangular frames and can be displayed together or separately. They are intended for use by schools, churches etc, and to be displayed on a changing basis in a variety of locations in Greenwich. For more information please contact office@st-alfege.org.uk or telephone 020 8853 0687. 

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