Art in Churches

ACE facilitates and encourages artists and faith communities to curate and exhibit works of art in places of worship. Contact the ACE office if you are an artist or member of a church community wanting to explore the potential of the visual arts in dialogue with religion.

Art+Christianity Enquiry is delighted to announce the appointment of a new part-time curator who will work jointly with ACE and the ChurchCare Team for the Church of England.

In a move that recognises the potential of the visual arts in churches and cathedrals throughout the country, Laura Purseglove has taken up the post of Managing Curator effective mid-january. Laura also works as a project manager for Artangel and has previous experience curating the Room 3 exhibits at the British Museum.

In 2017 we expect to be able to upload much more to these pages; in the meantime if you have any questions about curating art in a church please contact us at

Past projects 

2014-2015 'A Light Shines in the Darkness', a touring exhibition of artists' films organised by Paul Bayley with Film and Video Umbrella. The programme included:
Suki Chan, Still Point
Alexander and Susan Maris, Uriel
Melanie Manchot, LEAP after the Great Ecstasy
Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone, Everything Made Bronze
Kathleen Herbert, Stable
Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, The Carrier’s Prayer

2010-2012 Christian partner in the Three Faiths Forum Urban Dialogues exhibition.

20 January 2011 All Hallows on the Wall: Host to Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock evening event.

13 October – 3 Decmber 2010 Wallspace gallery: 'Commission’ an exhibition of contemporary art in British Churches.

26 June – 13 July 2006 City of London Festival: three works by Yoko Ono at St Paul's Cathedral.

27  June – 13 July 2005 City of London Festival: INSIGHT included works by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Adele Prince, Victoria Jones, John Newling, and Rebecca Horn. Visit INSIGHT for more information.

November 2004 St Edmund the King & Martyr, Lombard Street: Tom Gidley Your actual

July 2004 St Stephen's Walbrook: Simon Hitchens In the Presence of Absence


'Forgive us, for we know not what we do' Victoria Jones

Victoria Jones Forgive us, for we know not what we do, 2005
St Bride Fleet Street, London, part of INSIGHT 2005.