New Christ sculpture at abbey

Daily Echo: New Christ sculpture at abbey New Christ sculpture at abbey

AS CHURCHGOERS visit Romsey Abbey for Christmas they may notice a new addition to the congregation – a new sculpture of Jesus.

Showing Christ as triumphant king on the cross, it was created by Peter Eugene Ball who also made their statue of St Nicholas.

Carved from a piece of oak and wrapped in gold leaf and burnished copper, the Abbey’s new Jesus incorporates silver flowers which pick out a pattern from the tiles on the floor of St Anne’s chapel, where the sculpture has been placed.

Peter has made 60 religious sculptures for churches and cathedrals across the UK, 14 of which can be found in Winchester. It was paid for by donations from the families of Joyce Hauser and Bruce and Barbara Norton-Amor after Joyce and Bruce died last year.

As well as being regular churchgoers, Mr and Mrs Norton-Amor were often seen helping at the Abbey’s gift stall and Bruce worked as a guide and steward.

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Turtlebay says...

Exodus 20: 1 And God spake all these words, saying,...
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.

Deuteronomy 5: 8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth.

Isaiah 44: 9 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
Exodus 20: 1 And God spake all these words, saying,... 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. Deuteronomy 5: 8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth. Isaiah 44: 9 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed. 18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand. Turtlebay

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