Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Evercreech with Chesterblade

New Altar Frontal

St. Peter's, Evercreech, Altar Frontal

Our new altar frontal is based on a painting by David Brayne, an artist with an international reputation, who lives in Evercreech. David was elected to the Royal Watercolour Society in 2001, and his work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for the past twenty years. He won the prestigious Turner Medal for Watercolour in 2015.

David generously suggested that he could paint a picture which could then be printed on to fabric. Debbie Hart, a member of our congregation, added her creative talent spending many hours quilting and embellishing this piece of work, ably assisted by Tessa Calver from Milton Clevedon, who has extensive experience of ecclesiastical embroidery, having been trained by the Wells Cathedral team of embroiderers.

The fish are a 'community project', made by people from the wider village community, representatives of various groups in the village came along to a workshop and shared in the completion of this exciting project. Look carefully, you'll see that in the background is Creech Hill, with the tower of St. Peter's.

This Frontal is used from St Peter's until Advent.