Joyful sculpture for Dover church
by Graham Tutthill firstname.lastname@example.org
A sculpture of a young Jewish peasant girl lifting the baby
Jesus on high is to be dedicated at a Dover church this Sunday.
This lime wood sculpture by Ashford artist Michael Rust will be
dedicated during the Eucharist Service at St Mary's Church in
Standing 90 centimetres tall on a custom-made oak stand, the
sculpture was carved from a single block of lime wood sourced from
It has been commissioned by the Rev Dr Michael
Hinton and given to the church in memory of his wife
Mr Rust said he had asked for a "joyful Mary".
"So I created a young Jewish peasant girl, 'materially
poor, but rich in spirit', lifting the baby Jesus high, with mother
and child smiling joyfully at each other," he said.
Sunday's service starts at 10.45am.
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