Dr Revd Miranda Threlfall-Holmes
 Dr Revd Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

Dr Revd Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

Students from three schools near Durham city take part in the celebration of the Lindisfarne Gospels visit to the City this summer.

Belmont Junior School, Infant School and Cheveley Park Primary School have their own illuminated manuscripts on display in St Mary Magdalene Church Belmont this weekend.

The students have all been taking part in an art project and competition organised by the church to celebrate the coming of the Lindisfarne Gospels to Durham this summer.  The exhibition also celebrates the feast day of the patron saint of Belmont, St Mary Magdalene.

Pupils have been studying illuminated manuscripts and have made their own, telling the story of Mary Magdalene.

The Vicar of Belmont, Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, who was a historian before ordination, worked with the schools to look at the history of manuscript art, from the Lindisfarne Gospels to modern graffiti and cartoon art.

Revd Miranda said:  “Mary Magdalene is one of the saints in the Bible that we know most about. She was with Jesus for most of his public ministry, and was the first witness to the Resurrection. The children have produced some brilliant manuscripts telling her story, in a huge range of styles.”

The Exhibition will be open to the parents and the general public on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July from 2.30-5pm, and schools will also be able to visit on Monday 15th from 10-12.

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