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Bath Abbey Diptychs: The Life and Miracles of Jesus

Bath Abbey Diptychs: The Life and Miracles of Jesus

A selection of Diptychs from the Abbey’s extensive collection is now on display.

Created by Bath Artist Sue Symons, the left-hand panel in each Diptych comprises detailed and beautifully decorated calligraphy. Each text from the Bible recalls an occasion in the life of Jesus Christ, wonderfully brought to life in the right-hand panel - a mixed-media illustration of the text. Sue’s aim is to bring to life the person and miracles of Jesus, to inspire a living faith today.

The meaning of each text is found in relation to the title of the whole New Testament collection: One Man’s Journey to Heaven. That one man is Jesus Christ. His life, teachings and miracles show us how to live well in relation to God, to our neighbour and to ourselves – on our own journey to heaven.

Diptych merchandise is available in the Abbey shop.

To find out more, check out this video of our Abbey Missioner, Revd Stephen Girling, talking about the diptychs: