York & North Yorkshire

'God's Creation' to tour county

Creation stones by Clive Nicholls
Image caption Art work has been created by amateurs, professionals and children

Art works by church members from across the Diocese of York is touring North Yorkshire this summer.

The exhibition, God's Creation, resulted from a competition which invited people to create art for a special celebration at York Minster at the end of May.

2011 was designated the Year of the Environment by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

The archbishop said all Christians had a duty to care for their environment.

The exhibition has been on show at York Minster for two weeks before going on tour.

The first venue is St Michael's Church in Malton from 19 June.

The vicar of St Michael's, the Reverend Peter Bowes, said: "We are delighted that 'God's Creation' is coming to St Michael's.

"Church members from the Humber to the Tees and the A1 to the coast have created art on the theme of God's Creation, and the exhibition includes work from professional artists, children's groups and talented amateurs."

After being on display at St Michael's, the exhibition will then travel to churches in Scarborough, Pocklington, Thirsk and Linthorpe.

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