Leicester Cathedral will be home to the stunning ‘Stations of the Cross’ art installation by Garry Bedford through Lent and Easter. 

‘Stations of the Cross’ follows Jesus Christ’s journey: from his being condemned to be crucified, his journey carrying the cross, those he met along the way, to his crucifixion, death, entombment and ultimate resurrection.  This series enables the viewer to perform their own pilgrimage in the footsteps of Jesus.  They will be on display in the Cathedral throughout Lent, which begins on Wednesday 5 March.  

This series is arranged around the choir screens: the first seven in the South aisle, the second seven in the North aisle, with the fifteenth, the Resurrection, sited in the Chancel overlooking the memorial to King Richard III.  

Artist Garry Bedford says:  ‘As a Christian I have always found Easter to be a time of great emotion.  A real story of human strength, courage, greed, fear, betrayal, loyalty, cruelty, love, friendship, hope, pain, suffering and joy.  Easter encapsulates all human frailty, all human strength and God’s selfless love’. 

David Monteith, Dean of Leicester, commented:  ‘Garry has managed to encapsulate the energy yet haunting stillness of the story of the cross.  You can’t help but wonder “what does this mean for me?”’

Jesus is condemnedThe installation will be launched at Choral Evensong at 3.00pm on Sunday 2 March, which will be followed by light refreshments.  Garry will speak about this work.  All are most welcome to attend.  

The Stations can be viewed during normal Cathedral opening hours (depending on events and services). 

Garry Bedford is a professional artist and designer based in Leicester.  Originally studying graphic design and typography (HND Typographic Design), he successfully worked as a designer in advertising and design consultancies both in the UK and USA.  He then studied at De Montfort University Leicester, (2002-2007) gaining a BA (Hons) in ‘Fine Art’. Since then he has worked consistently to develop his practice, exhibiting in a number of group and solo shows.  For further information or comments please contact garry.bedford@mail.com