The Scottish Episcopal Church of St Mary, Bridge of Weir
Festival of Arts & Faith 9th – 16th September 2018
A special exhibition called “Gethsemane Garments” will be staged at St Mary’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Bridge of Weir, – the Little White Church in the Wood – as part of St Mary’s Annual Festival of Faith and the Arts, from Sunday 9th till Sunday 16th September.
The Gethsemane Garments are a series of four unique robes exploring hope and suffering in the world.
The Garments were created using a mixture of machine and hand-sewing, dyed, painted and printed materials including beads, shells, bone and a variety of synthetic and natural fabrics.
The exhibition will be open daily from 2pm – 4.30pm for visitors to come and view the Garments.
Unique Garments in Church Exhibition
St Mary’s Minister, the Rev Heller Gonzalez said, “The Garment Exhibition is both colourful and unique. Each garment is larger than life and all who visit the Exhibition cannot fail to be moved and impressed.”
Refreshments will be available.
People are invited to touch and handle the garments to discover the texts… invited to use the beads, bones, leaves etc as a tactile stimulus for prayer and meditation… invited to engage in conversation with others or be quiet with the garments… invited to imagine what it might be like to inhabit them or wear them…
Each garment is made up of biblical texts and explores one particular aspect. The colours reflect the cycle of the liturgical year.
Private viewings for groups can be accommodated by arrangement with Rev Heller Gonzalez on 01505 872961.