A Festival of Angels in Beverley

Flying Angel - Festival of Angels in St Mary's Church, Beverley

At the festive time of year we are all glad to hear of angels. Whether they are real angels, such as those who provide food banks, homeless shelters and the like, or the angels we place on our Christmas trees, they bring warmth and good cheer in the season of shivering days and dark cold nights.

Christmas angel in St Mary’s Church, Beverley
Christmas angel in St Mary’s Church, Beverley

T the angels are the product of the hard work and creativity of artist Anne-Marie Kerr and apparently are made of tissue and willow. They are beautiful at night with the colourful lighting shining through them. The angels convey something of the majesty and awe of the real thing, one imagines, though I personally have never seen an angel so have nothing to compare to.

Angels can read too. I wonder what their favourite books might be
Angels can read too. I wonder what their favourite books might be

Here we have an angel which is reading the Holy Book. I am not sure if angels have gender, or if such a term is even relevant since they are hyperborean beings.

An angel studies the Holy Book - appropriate in the Festive Season
An angel studies the Holy Book – appropriate in the Festive Season

Here is a more detailed picture of one of the angels in which we can see how the combination of light and transparent paper creates an effect which is very much in keeping with the spirit of the angels as beings from the heavens.

An angel tries bungee jumping, where a set of wings helps mitigate against serious injury
An angel tries bungee jumping, where a set of wings helps mitigate against serious injury

This angel looks particularly splendid against the famously beautiful roof and bosses of St Mary’s Church.

A collection of Christmas angels
A collection of Christmas angels

Here we see the majesty of the architecture of this beautiful church where the angels seem to complement the columns and arches perfectly. The exhibition is very well laid out and the angels well positioned.

A pensive angel sits and contemplates the considerable beauty of St Mary’s Church
A pensive angel sits and contemplates the considerable beauty of St Mary’s Church

Here an angel seems to be relaxing almost as if he or she is off duty and taking a break.

An angel bears a sword in the battle against evil and injustice. He or she will be busy in 2023
An angel bears a sword in the battle against evil and injustice. He or she will be busy in 2023

Finally this angel seems to be prepared, with a mighty sword, for the battle against evil and injustice. Alas it looks as if he or she will be busy in 2023. So it goes.

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. May 2023 bring good health, prosperity and happiness.


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