Contemplating Lent - a journey with artist Sophie Hacker

For the past few years we have had an artwork installed in the cathedral during Lent, and it has been the focal point for reflections before Compline on Tuesday evenings. This year, in partnership with Winchester Cathedral we are offering ‘Contemplating Lent - a journey with artist Sophie Hacker,’ an online art experience.

Each week a work of art by Sophie, loosely related to the Sunday Gospel, will be displayed here on this webpage and shared across social media (where people are invited to leave their reflections on it). There will also be a short introductory film each week in which Sophie introduces the work. We will update this page each week so all of the pieces are together in one place from Tuesday 23 February.

Contemplating Lent 2021 - Baptism Window (Week One)

This week Sophie discusses the first stained glass window she made which is located in the church of St John the Baptist, Hampshire.

Download a text version of the discussion by clicking here (pdf)


Contemplating Lent 2021 - Introduction

Sophie Hacker specialises in Church Art.  She is a trustee of Art and Christianity, the UK's leading organisation in the field of visual art and religion, and a Visiting Scholar at Sarum College in Salisbury Cathedral Close. Since 2006 she has been involved in both the display and production of artworks in Winchester Cathedral. In November 2020 she became an Artist Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters on Glass.

On Tuesday 30 March, 7pm we will join together on Zoom with people from Winchester Cathedral to look back over the five weeks, invited to say what that pilgrimage has been for us. To register your interest in joining the discussion, please email [email protected] 

Image: Sophie Hacker with her new frontal at Winchester Cathedral (January 2021, via Twitter)