Tree of Life Exhibition – 13th Feb – 20th March 2013


Dorchester Abbey is hosting a exhibition of paintings and series of talks under the title of Tree of Life until the 20th March.


The theme of the Tree of Life is explored by the artist Caroline Meynell in a series of thirteen paintings. The exhibition provides a contemplative space within the Abbey during Lent, and is the focal point of a series of Sunday evening talks.

The Tree, through its cycle of life, death and regeneration here becomes imbued with the journey through Lent — of life and death leading to the resurrection of Easter.

Programme of talks

Sunday 17th February 2013 at 6pm – Evensong followed by talk by the artist Caroline Meynell: Introduction to the exhibition ending with a meditation

Sunday 24th February at 6pm – Talk by Rt Revd Lord Harries of Pentregarth former Bishop of Oxford: ‘The suffering Christ in modern art” followed by Taizé Worship

Sunday 3rd March at 6pm – Opening Worship followed by talk by Revd Canon Prof Martyn Percy Principal Ripon College, Cuddesdon: ‘Spiritual Growth: Fields, Trees and Wisdom’

Sunday 10th March from 6—7pm – The Exhibition will be open for Meditation with Music and Candlelight in the Abbey

Sunday 17th March at 6pm Opening Worship followed by talk by Revd Emma Pennington Vicar of Garsington, Horspath & Cuddesdon, currently engaged in doctoral research on Julian of Norwich: ‘The Flowering Cross; medieval devotion to the Tree of Life’

All talks take place in the Abbey. No booking required

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