Church of England Diocese of Manchester St. James Daisy Hill

The Daisy Hill St James the Great Icon

The story of the creation of the Daisy Hill St James the Great icon 

"Twice my sister-in-law and brother-in-law invited me to attend a talk on Icons and Icon painting being given by the Rev. Christopher Perins, a priest attached to the Liverpool Diocese, on both occasions I couldn’t go, then they told he was leading a week long Icon painting retreat at Rydal Hall in Ambleside, a retreat centre run by the Carlisle Diocese. A telephone call to Rydal revealed one place left on the course and a room available ……so feeling nudged in that direction …. I booked from there my interest has grown along with my understanding of the place Icons can have in prayer. I have now attended 4 icon painting retreats and written / painted 4 icons  ............... to read the full story that brought into being the Daisy Hill St. James the Great icon click on the download button at the bottom of the page 


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