Autumn Lectures 2019 – Faith and Art: Greenbank and Morningside Parish Churches

Autumn Lectures: The joint Autumn lectures with Greenbank start later this month. The theme is Faith and Art. Refreshments served before each lecture. Donations encouraged to cover costs.

22nd September, 6pm for 6.30pm, please note earlier time, (Greenbank Parish Church). Alexander Strachan: collaboration and revelation. Dr Juliette MacDonald, Senior Lecturer, Edinburgh College of Art. Strachan set up a stained glass studio in Balcarres Street and designed the ‘Revelation’ Window at Greenbank.

29th September, 7pm for 7.30pm (Greenbank Parish Church). Painting Luke’s Gospel. I D Campbell was artist-in-residence at St George’s Tron Church, Glasgow and has been working on a series of twenty-four paintings from each chapter of Luke’s Gospel. The paintings feature local people and were all created in that church’s café space.

6th October, 7pm for 7.30pm, (Morningside Parish Church, refreshments in Braid Hall). The Sound of Freedom: Re-hearing Trinitarian Faith through Music. Professor Jeremy Begbie will show that our sense of hearing can radically change the way we think about what it means for a human being to be free. Using recorded and performed music he will spell out some of the implications for music in worship.

13th October, 7pm for 7.30pm, (Morningside Parish Church, refreshments in Braid Hall). Man, Lion, Ox, Eagle: Windows on the Four Evangelists. Dr Deborah Lewer, Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Glasgow, will explore representations in visual art of the four evangelists, starting with the striking Edward Burne Jones window in the Church.

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