10am to 5pm

Open until 7pm on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 December

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

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

Burnt Out Buckfastleigh Church

Sarah Bee PS

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

Ruin in the Churchyard, Buckfastleigh

Sarah Bee PS

Pastel
59 x 59 cm
Bee-Sarah-Trees-in-Todber-Churchyard.jpg

Trees in Todber Churchyard

Sarah Bee PS

Pastel
81 x 81 cm
Bone-Charles-Design-for-Cathedral-Book.jpg

Design for Cathedral Book

Charles Bone PPRI

Watercolour
80 x 93 cm
Bone-Charles-Easton-Church.jpg

Easton Church

Charles Bone PPRI

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

Wells Cathedral

Charles Bone PPRI

Watercolour
66 x 84 cm
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
Foker-John-Ancestral Communities.jpg

Ancestral Communities

John Foker SWLA

Oil
26 x 29 cm
Folkes-Peter-Decorated Brick Chapel.jpg

Decorated Brick Chapel

Peter Folkes RI

Watercolour
70 x 56 cm
Folkes-Peter-Itchen Abbas Church.jpg

Itchen Abbas Church

Peter Folkes RI

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

Mary Bourne Church Font

Peter Folkes RI

Watercolour
75 x 55.5 cm
Folkes-Peter-Preston Candover Church.jpg

Preston Candover Church

Peter Folkes RI

Watercolour
75 x 55 cm
Graa-Jensen-Lisa-Country-Church.jpg

A Country Church

Lisa Graa Jensen RI

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

All Creatures Great & Small

Lisa Graa Jensen RI

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

Prenup Nerves

Lisa Graa Jensen RI

Acrylic Inks
45 x 45 cm
Graa-Jensen-Lisa-The-Christening.jpg

The Christening

Lisa Graa Jensen RI

Acrylic Inks
40 x 40 cm
Hall-Alice-Cathedral-Piazza.jpg

Cathedral Piazza

Alice Hall ROI

Oil on Canvas
81 x 69 cm
Hall-Alice-Cathedral-View.jpg

Cathedral View

Alice Hall ROI

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

Morning Light across the Nave, Westminster

Alice Hall ROI

Oil on Canvas
98 x 78 cm
Hall-Alice-Westminster-Cathedral-in-Snow.jpg

Westminster Cathedral in Snow

Alice Hall ROI

Oil on Canvas
94 x 53 cm
Kelly-Peter-All-Saints-Church,-Hutton,-Essex.jpg

All Saints Church, Hutton, Essex

Peter Kelly Sen RBA NEAC

Watercolour
46 x 61 cm