10am to 5pm

Open until 7pm on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 December

15 December 2015 to 20 December 2015
Threadneedle Space

Admission Free

Presenting a unique exhibition of new and recent paintings exploring Britain’s churches, chapels and cathedrals by members of the Federation of British Artists.

The Painted Parish features paintings exploring British Churches, examining notions of place and time, life and loss, as well as faith and worship.

The poet John Betjeman wrote in his poem Churchyards, 'Our churches are our history shown / In wood and glass and iron and stone'. Here, though, Britain’s ecclesiastical buildings are rendered in watercolour, oil, pastel, and more, inside and out, as places of worship, sites of construction, iconic status or desolate ruin.

Exhibiting artists include members of the country’s leading national art societies, the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP), Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI), and Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI), amongst others.

Exhibiting artists

Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition

Bee-Sarah-Burnt-Out-Buckfastleigh-Church.jpg

Burnt Out Buckfastleigh Church

Sarah Bee PS
Pastel, 59 x 59 cm, £985
Bee-Sarah-Ruin-in-the-Churchyard,-Buckfastleigh.jpg

Ruin in the Churchyard, Buckfastleigh

Sarah Bee PS
Pastel, 59 x 59 cm, £985
Bee-Sarah-Trees-in-Todber-Churchyard.jpg

Trees in Todber Churchyard

Sarah Bee PS
Pastel, 81 x 81 cm, £1,600
Bone-Charles-Design-for-Cathedral-Book.jpg

Design for Cathedral Book

Charles Bone PPRI
Watercolour, 80 x 93 cm, £900
Bone-Charles-Easton-Church.jpg

Easton Church

Charles Bone PPRI
Watercolour, 80 x 93 cm, SOLD
Bone-Charles-Wells-Cathedral.jpg

Wells Cathedral

Charles Bone PPRI
Watercolour, 66 x 84 cm, £900
Draper,-Matthew---Nocturne-with-Rain,-West-from-The-Shard.jpg

Nocturne with Rain, West from The Shard

Matthew Draper PS
Pastel on Paper, 104 x 148 cm, SOLD
Foker-John-Ancestral Communities.jpg

Ancestral Communities

John Foker SWLA
Oil, 26 x 29 cm, £480
Folkes-Peter-Decorated Brick Chapel.jpg

Decorated Brick Chapel

Peter Folkes RI
Watercolour, 70 x 56 cm, £900
Folkes-Peter-Itchen Abbas Church.jpg

Itchen Abbas Church

Peter Folkes RI
Watercolour, 75 x 53 cm, SOLD
Folkes-Peter-Marybourne Church Font.jpg

Mary Bourne Church Font

Peter Folkes RI
Watercolour, 75 x 55.5 cm, £900
Folkes-Peter-Preston Candover Church.jpg

Preston Candover Church

Peter Folkes RI
Watercolour, 75 x 55 cm, £900
Graa-Jensen-Lisa-Country-Church.jpg

A Country Church

Lisa Graa Jensen RI
Acrylic Inks, 45 x 45 cm, SOLD
Graa-Jensen-Lisa-All-Creatures-Great-and-Small.jpg

All Creatures Great & Small

Lisa Graa Jensen RI
Acrylic Inks, 45 x 45 cm, SOLD
Graa-Jensen-Lisa-Pre-nup-Nerves.jpg

Prenup Nerves

Lisa Graa Jensen RI
Acrylic Inks, 45 x 45 cm, £850
Graa-Jensen-Lisa-The-Christening.jpg

The Christening

Lisa Graa Jensen RI
Acrylic Inks, 40 x 40 cm, £800
Hall-Alice-Cathedral-Piazza.jpg

Cathedral Piazza

Alice Hall AROI
Oil on Canvas, 81 x 69 cm, £2,400
Hall-Alice-Cathedral-View.jpg

Cathedral View

Alice Hall AROI
Oil on Canvas, 68 x 103 cm, £3,200
Hall-Alice-Morning Light across the Nave, Westminster Cathedral NEW.jpg

Morning Light across the Nave, Westminster

Alice Hall AROI
Oil on Canvas, 98 x 78 cm, £3,450
Hall-Alice-Westminster-Cathedral-in-Snow.jpg

Westminster Cathedral in Snow

Alice Hall AROI
Oil on Canvas, 94 x 53 cm, £1,800
Kelly-Peter-All-Saints-Church,-Hutton,-Essex.jpg

All Saints Church, Hutton, Essex

Peter Kelly Sen RBA NEAC
Watercolour, 46 x 61 cm, £2,500
Kelly-Peter-Monk-and-the-Monastery.jpg

Monk and the Monastery

Peter Kelly Sen RBA NEAC
Oil on Canvas, 42 x 32 cm, £2,000
Kelly-Peter-Sunlight-in-Buttsbury-Church,-Essex.jpg

Sunlight in Buttsbury Church, Essex

Peter Kelly Sen RBA NEAC
Oil on Canvas, 43 x 33 cm, £3,000
Kelly-Peter-War-Memorial,-Pershore-Abbey.jpg

War Memorial, Pershore Abbey

Peter Kelly Sen RBA NEAC
Gouache, 28 x 20 cm, £1,000
Kent-Colin-Coastal-Light.jpg

Coastal Light

Colin Kent RI
Mixed Water based, 30.5 x 30.5 cm, £900