New light installation to pierce the darkness at Lichfield Cathedral for All Saints

Published on: Thu, 24/10/2019 - 15:11

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Three beams of light will pierce the darkness of the night sky above Lichfield Cathedral while a light trail inside will lead a path to remembrance to celebrate all those who have gone before.

Light from Light is the latest art installation by Artist Peter Walker for All Saints. It will be available for just two days and is designed to encourage people to remember and commemorate the lives of others and to reflect on how they themselves might be a light in the world today.

Lichfield Cathedral is no newcomer to innovative light and sound installations but it is the first time the artist has attempted to illuminate the cathedral in this way. 

He said: “Light from Light is about recognising and remembering those who have made a difference in our lives and our world; those who have shone a light in the darkness.

 “I want this artwork to invite people to reflect on that and to think about how they too might be a light in the darkness for their own generation,’ he said.

Three beams of blue light representing the Holy Trinity will be projected up into the sky for two nights from dusk on 31 October and again on 1 November. Inside the Cathedral, a light trail will trace a path to prayer stations where people can light a candle and leave their own light in the darkness. There will be a midnight Eucharist for All Saints Day starting at 23.30 on 31 October and on 1 November there will be a Light From Light service for young people at 22.00.

For all the services during the Light from Light art installation see website at www.lichfield-cathedral.org.uk