May 2023

Sacred  Spaces

four talks on ways that the arts enhance the sacred in a space

at St Lawrence Church, The Square, Winchester

Wednesdays 3, 10, 17 and 24 May 2023
12.30 – 1pm

3 May Icons
The Reverend Dr Andreas Andreopoulos
Andreas Andreopoulos returns to Space in the City a year after giving us a splendid series of talks on Orthodox Christianity. He is Reader in Orthodox Christianity at the University of Winchester and a priest of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. His research and writings cover the study of the Fathers of the Church, Christian Iconography and Symbolism, the study of Liturgy, and Modern Orthodox Thought. His publications include Metamorphosis: the Transfiguration in Byzantine Theology and Iconography (SVS Press, 2005), Art as Theology: from the Postmodern to the Medieval (Equinox, 2007), This is my Beloved Son: The Transfiguration of Christ (Paraclete, 2012), and Christos Yannaras: Philosophy, Theology, Culture (ed.) (Routledge, 2019). He has been leading the study of Orthodox Theology at Master’s and PhD level at the University of Winchester.
  • Dr Andreopoulos’ talk was introduced by the Rev’d Amanda Goulding.  It was live-streamed on Zoom and recorded: you can view the Zoom recording here.
    For copyright information, see below.
  Thomas Denny was originally to have spoken on 10 May, and Amanda Goulding on 17 May. Due to illness, Thomas Denny’s talk was postponed to 17 May and Amanda Goulding spoke on 10 May.
10 May Finding the Sacred in Modern Church Architecture
The Reverend Amanda Goulding
Amanda Goulding was ordained in 2007 and has been Assistant Priest in the Winchester city centre benefice of St Bartholomew and St Lawrence with St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate since 2009. She left a teaching career to concentrate on theological studies which initially included training for Lay Ministry. A module on Liturgy in that course encouraged a more creative approach to church buildings and thus was born a practical interest in church architecture and interiors.
  • The talk was introduced by the Denis Archdeacon.  To listen again, click the ‘play’ button (grey triangle in the player bar below).

    For copyright information, see below.
  • You can view the slides here ( PDF) – this link opens the slides in another window or tab, so that if you start the player and then click the link, the player will continue while you look at the slides.
17 May Orchestrating colour, light and narrative – some recent stained glass
Thomas Denny
Thomas Denny was born in London in 1956, and studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art. Since 1984, he has made dozens of windows for churches, mostly in England including Durham, Hereford, Gloucester and Leicester Cathedrals, and a few further afield: St John’s, Tralee (County Kerry) and Trinity Church, New York. He thinks of the demands of the setting, and the peculiarities of the medium of traditional stained glass, as joyful constraints.
  • Thomas Denny’s talk was introduced by the Rev’d Amanda Goulding.  It was live-streamed on Zoom and recorded: you can view the Zoom recording here.
    For copyright information, see below.
24 May Noli Me Tangere: The Resurrection in Art
The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Herbert
In the 14 years since his retirement as Bishop of St Albans, Christopher Herbert has established himself as a respected and sought-after lecturer in the fields of Christian art, spirituality and the ethics of end-of-life care. He was the Vicar of Bourne, near Farnham, Surrey, between 1981 and 1990. He was appointed Director of Post-Ordination Training and made a Canon of Guildford Cathedral before becoming Archdeacon of Dorking in 1990. Christopher retired as Bishop of St Albans in 2009 after performing the role for nearly 15 years. He has compiled a number of volumes of Pocket Prayers and is also a regular contributor to the Reflections for Daily Prayer series. He is a visiting Professor in Christian Ethics at the University of Surrey and has been an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Winchester since 2010. His published work includes Seeing and Believing: praying with paintings of the Life, Death and Resurrection of Christ (Canterbury Press 2008) and Foreshadowing the Reformation: Art and Religion in the 15th Century Burgundian Netherlands (Routledge, 2016).

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