Saturday, 16 May 2009

Church erects £35,000 contemporary Jesus statue

A sculpture dubbed 'Jesus in jeans' has been unveiled at an East Sussex church. The seven-foot high bronze statue by Marcus Cornish portrays Jesus in jeans and a shirt with a modern hairstyle. Father David Buckley praised his congregational committee’s choice of design: ‘On the continent you often encounter modern representations of Jesus… We wanted a figure of Christ not in suffering but dynamic and welcoming. We felt this design summed up the spirit and activity of Christ perfectly.’ The artwork was funded by the late Winifred Gregory, 87, a member of the congregation at Our Lady Immaculate and St Philip Neri Catholic church in Uckfield, who died last year.

Source: The Daily Telegraph (13/5)

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