The Last Supper

‘That they all may be one’, Charles MacCarthy


St Michael’s Church, Discoed, near Presteigne, Powys LD8 2NW

February 9th to April 9th, 10.00 to 17.00 daily

The Tablet, ‘ The work has startling theological and iconographic depth’

Read the review in the Tablet here

All the pictures are for sale. The sales commission will support the charity of St Michael’s Hospice.

The Last Supper, a unique exhibition during Lent in a tiny former shepherds’ church on the Welsh borders portrays an individual perspective of the scriptural sequence.  In 2012, the chairman of the Friends of St Michael’s Church, David Hiam, collaborated with local artist Charles MacCarthy to commission a series of the Stations of the Cross. Fourteen different visual artists created one Station each. The result was a stunning exhibition which drew many visitors and importantly for the artists involved, was a voyage of spiritual discovery. To read more about the 2012 exhibition click here.

This year Charles MacCarthy has created a highly personal interpretation of the Last Supper. “There are so many themes within the description in John’s Gospel of the Last Supper than one could have made a number of quite difference sequences. However, throughout the Gospels the preparation and sharing of meals is given considerable importance. Over half of our sequences include a meal of some kind. Other themes include humility, betrayal and denial, as well as the powerful, unifying force of love”.

Artists exhibiting are:- Julienne Braham, Nick Bush, Simon Dorrell, Lois Hopwood, Xavier Hughes, Charles MacCarthy, Dan MacCarthy, Tania Mosse, Andrea Mclean, Alison Neal, Susannah Royle, Anthea Stilwell, Peter Stilwell and Jane Tudge. All the pictures are for sale. The sales commission will support the charity of St Michael’s Hospice. There is a catalogue available with a forward by the art historian, Frances Spalding.

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The Friends of St Michael’s, Discoed, exists to raise funds for the restoration and maintenance of this beautiful old shepherd’s church and equally importantly to promote all forms of art and entertainment in the building as well as being a spirtual centre for the community.