St Mary's Church, Beverley

making disciples

Children’s artwork inspired by the Narnia carvings

‘Eustace the Dragon’ by Sawyer (aged 4). Sawyer was the lucky winner of our prize draw to win a box set of all the books in The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis.

During the summer of 2020, young people in the area took part in our holiday activity to identify all 14 of the Narnia carvings on display at ground level in ‘Streamers’, an unused shop in Beverley.

Over twenty of them completed the summer-long challenge. Some of them even took inspiration from the carvings and submitted their own artworks, which we are delighted to display here. Many thanks to these young artists.

Colouring

Coluring by William (5 years old)

Other creations

A window scene (with a Narnia theme) by Kiefer.

Sawyer, the lucky winner of a box set of all the books in The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis, pictured here (with his brother) receiving the prize.

What the families who took part in the activity said …

“Many thanks for running the competition. We wave at the painting of Aslan each time we pass through the Bar!”

“We’ve enjoyed biking into town every couple of weeks to gather the code words and are looking forward to seeing the carvings in place!”

“It was lovely to be able to see the carvings up close”

“Thank you for sending our daughter a letter and pin badge. It really made her day. She will definitely be coming to see the new gargoyles!”

“What a wonderful experience this was – many thanks!”

The St Mary’s pin badge, which was awarded to all correct entries in the challenge. The badge is available to purchase in St Mary’s for £5 and will soon be available to purchase online.

More feedback from families:

“Thank you- my daughter really enjoyed doing it!”

“Thanks so much for the badges – they are a lovely keepsake”

“It was lovely to be able to see the carvings up close”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in this project. As a family we all enjoyed seeing the different sculptures. Your hard work was appreciated”

“Thank you so much. We thoroughly enjoyed the activity.”

“We really enjoyed seeing the carvings through the summer and were fascinated by the detail. So glad we were able to see them up close.”

“We’d love to come back and see the carvings in place on the church building.”

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