Bishop Otter

Bishop Otter Scholar: closing thoughts

Images from left: Visual Theology conference at the Bishop’s Palace (2018); Sara Mark at the Chapel of the Ascension, University of Chichester (2018); Alys Tomlinson at Chichester Cathedral (2019). Photographs Sheona Beaumont. This month my position as Bishop Otter Scholar comes to an end, after 3 years in the role. My time has been full …

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Art’s generous interface on screen

Image: Grayson Perry at Salisbury Cathedral, 2020, experienced virtually. Photograph by Sheona Beaumont. Last month I considered some problems around theology on screen. I was drawn in to media discussions about the effects of worshipping differently, in lockdown – and on the communication of theological ideas when such worshipping happens primarily online, via Zoom or …

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Christmas card reflection

Image: The Wilton Diptych, c.1395-9; The Gift, 2007. Diptych image used with permission, The Gift by Sheona Beaumont. This year once again I’m delighted that one of my Advent images, Joseph’s Angel, is being used by Bishop Martin as a Christmas card for the Chichester Diocese. It was originally produced as part of several annual …

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Visual Theology I: Transformative Looking Between the Visual Arts and Christian Doctrine

Image: Sara Mark’s Lavant at The Chapel of the Ascension, University of Chichester. Photograph by Sheona Beaumont. Visual Theology Conference Report19th-20th October 2018The Bishop’s Palace, Chichester; The Chapel of the Ascension, University of Chichester; in association with the Diocese of Chichester Our two-day conference explored ‘Transformative Looking Between the Visual Arts and Christian Doctrine (1850-Now)’. …

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