Cookham Stations of the Cross: A Unique Annual Installation of Public Art Mounted by a Local Church

Please note that this course is now fully booked. Please contact Alison Ogden if you wish to placed on the waiting list. There are still places available on the Pilgrimage Weekend in Salisbury and Stanley Spencer’s Cookham.

cookhamEvery year since 2003 the village of Cookham, beloved inspiration of twentieth century painter Stanley Spencer, has mounted an outdoor ‘Stations of the Cross.’

Each Station is created uniquely by a local artist who works in that year’s chosen medium, contributing to a remarkable visual meditation. What is exceptional about these Stations is how they make everyday village locations places of encounter with Christ’s passion.

The day will take place in Cookham. We will gather for tea/coffee and introductions at a community-owned pub in Cookham Dean, before walking the Stations together led by Rev. Nick Plant (associate vicar of Cookham).

You are asked to bring a packed lunch and tea/coffee will be provided in the parish centre. The afternoon includes time to reflect on our experiences together; discussion of the project with Nick; and a visit to the nearby Stanley Spencer Gallery (recently refurbished) which houses Spencer’s Last Supper among other important works. The day ends with refreshments in a local pub.

Price  £45, includes refreshments and entrance to the gallery.

Meeting place: The Jolly Farmer, Cookham, Berkshire SL6 9PD. The day involves walking several miles. Travel to Cookham is not included and is at own expense.

Contact Alison Ogden for booking enquiries  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)