Stations of the Cross

- The Captive Figure

An Exhibition by Ghislaine Howard

March 21st - April 18th 2015 Glossop Parish Church was the chosen venue for an arresting exhibition of a series of 14 paintings by nationally acclaimed Glossop artist

Ghislaine Howard entitled Stations of the Cross: The Captive Figure. This is a major exhibition of Ghislaine's work and a first for Glossop.

Said Father Ian Stubbs, "This monumental series of 14 paintings was commissioned for Liverpool Anglican Cathedral in 2000 and has been shown at Canterbury, York and several other cathedrals. We are very fortunate to have this opportunity to show these stunning paintings in Glossop".


The paintings formed a powerful setting for the Holy Week celebrations at the Parish Church and Ghislaine's culminating work, The Empty Tomb, was situated in the Memorial Chapel and played a central part in the Easter Sunday service. 


For further information on the paintings go to  Stations of the Cross - The Captive Figure

During the exhibition there were two evening illustrated talks by Ghislaine and her husband Michael beginning at 7.30.


Wednesday 25th March 2015 The Captive Figure

The history and significance of Stations of the Cross in art from the medieval period to the present.

Thursday 16th April 2015 Art and Redemption

The idea and reality of art as a redemptive practice both in historical terms and as inspiration for a current project with Blackburn Cathedral entitled

The Seven Works of Mercy

Also during the Exhibition on Easter Monday 6th April at 6.30pm there was a performance of Bach’s St John Passion featuring the Glossop Festival Orchestra and a professional chamber choir featuring nine of the country’s leading singers including Elin Manahan Thomas, William Kendall and Robert Davies. 


Glossop Parish Church is very grateful to Saradipity Events for their help in putting on the exhibition and Jill Brooks for publicity design.