This Prayer of St Francis consists of 372 letters painted by over 200 individuals. The letters were begun in isolation, only becoming part of a word or line as they found a place in the completed prayer. Participants—aged 6 to 86—were from Newall Green Schools, Southwold Nursing Home, Wythenshawe Hospital and the Parish Church of St Francis of Assisi.
The 8m square mural, painted in acrylic on paper, took four months to create and was hung to mark the church’s 40th anniversary.
Concept & workshop leader: Stephen Raw, supported by the John Grant Davies Trust, the Church Urban Fund, Lime Arts / Wythenshawe Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Unit and St Francis Church, Newall Green, Manchester. Photograph: Glten.