The Art Guild is an ad-hoc group of parishioners, who are also artists, collaborating on different projects to challenge the religious imaginations of the parish.
We are responsible for the Paschal Candle, Stations of the Resurrection, the Stations of the Cross, the Ofrenda for All Souls Day, the Advent Stations and the Neapolitan Christmas Crèche.
The eight scene Stations of the Resurrection have been a part of the parishes Easter celebration for the past few years. John Dugdale, Simon Carr, Joan Goodman, Doug Blanchard, Caroline Borderies, Cindy Brome, Linda Mason, and James Middleton were the artists who created this set of stations. They are based on passages from the New Testament where the apostles meet the Risen Christ. There is a liturgy specifically written to walk the Stations on the Wednesdays of Eastertide, the time from Easter to Pentecost, at the 6:15 Holy Eucharist.
For the past few years during Lent we have the traditional fourteen Stations of the Cross, each created by a different artist, including three young artists, hanging in the nave of the church. We have the Stations of the Cross service on Wednesdays in Lent at the 6:15pm Holy Eucharist.
The Ofrenda was the idea of former parishioner James Middleton. This tradition from Mexico invites us to honor and spend time with our beloved dead by bringing their favorite foods and photos to the church. It is a bright, vibrant, and holy way to remember those we have loved and lost. The Ofrenda has become an important part of our All Souls celebration.
The Advent series The Ancestors of Christ, given to us by Joan Goodman and Simon Carr, depicts some of the ancestors of Christ based on the genealogies of Christ from the Gospels. There is a stations service on the Tuesdays and Thursdays of Advent during the 6:15pm Holy Eucharist.
The Neapolitan Crèche set was back at the font in 2018 with the addition of some new Neapolitan Crèche figure of two shepherds, two sheep, and three lambs on a base created by Simon Carr. Come see the angels fly in the church at Christmas time.