Taking up your cross, in an artistic sense

Taking up your cross, in an artistic sense

“Take up your cross and follow me!”  That’s the message from Rev Annette Cater, who is inviting us all to be part of a diocese-wide art installation throughout this year, culminating at the Diocesan Ordination and Hui in November.  We are all invited, she says, and no experience is necessary.
If you were at or saw photos of the Ministry Leaders’ Family Camp at Rātana, you might have seen some white crosses hanging around.  Annette, who is currently the Interim Priest in Charge at Roseneath, is creating the blank white cross canvases out of recycled materials.  She is then inviting all of us to “take up a cross” and share what being part of our family on mission looks like in your context.
You can get hold of one or more of these crosses in the following ways:
  • Email Annette on revannette@gmail.com.
  • Text or phone her on 021 187 0727.
  • Or make your own version.

You don’t need to be good at art.  You can write on it, paint it, carve it, collage or mosaic or stick things on it… or something else – its your cross! The only limit is that it is to be focused around the theme “what does Family on Mission look like in your space?”

Get your finished work back to the Anglican Centre by 14th of November, or bring it on the day of the Diocesan Thanksgiving and Ordination and that’s it!  Contact Annette on her contact details above if you’ve got any questions.