Artist Ed Haddaway created these 5 crosses as part of the altar suite in the late 1960s. Additional pieces in the suite include the altar, credence table and processional cross. The crosses, which are installed on the south wall above the altar area, are designed to change with each season as a way of marking
The Stations of the Cross form a 14 part devotion often said in Lent or Holy Week. The cycle of prayers and scripture readings reflect on the last day of Jesus’ life before he was crucified. On the East Wall of the Nave, Canterbury is blessed to have a singular set of iconography by Ruth
Ruth Meredith writes about the set of Altar Icons she created for liturgical use at Canterbury: Christian Icon painting is rooted in the theology of the Incarnation (Christ being the eikon of God). During most of Christian history, most people could not read, and icons served as teaching tools. The images tell the story of salvation and
Around the Feast of Michael and All Angels, which occurs on 29 September and is also known as Michaelmas, the Nave is brightened by the addition of four Archangel Banners. These dramatic and stately portraits were created by Ruth Meredith in circa 1985. They envision St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and St. Uriel. Angels
On the Southwest end of the Nave, a Cinerarium stands which encloses the ash remains of many Canterbury friends and parishioners who have died. We believe that when we celebrate Holy Eucharist at the Altar, we are as close to the communion of saints as we can be so it is fitting that our loved
Our parish is full of creative people. We are authors, composers, painters, and performers… all artists working in the church. Our perspective is deeply concerned with symbol and meaning, and we understand that our art-making is in the image of our creator.