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Upper Swaledale – a photographic exhibition
April 2, 2018 - April 6, 2018
A photographic exhibition by the Revd Stephen Collinson consisting of 25 photographs of Upper Swaledale. Open 11.00 to 5.30 each day, entry is free though donations for the work of The Keld Resource Centre would be appreciated.
A photographer since childhood, Stephen also much appreciated the Yorkshire Dales since Youth Hostelling there as a teenager. A minister for over 37 years, he has been ministering for the last four and a half years in the Tees and Swale Pastorate which includes Low Row and Keld URCs in Swaledale. In 2015 Stephen gained the Licentiate distinction of the Royal Photographic Society, and continues to develop his approach to landscape and visual art photography. Although this exhibition is a glimpse of Upper Swaledale largely in the landscape genre, he is increasingly combining spirituality and photography. An appreciation of the natural world and reflection upon it, however, can always have a spiritual dimension.
Stephen will be present throughout the exhibition and also Minister in Residence, leading short morning and evening prayers in the Chapel (9.00 am and 6.00 pm) each day. A visit to the exhibition could be combined with a walk in the wonderful countryside of this part of the Yorkshire Dales, enjoying a time to relax and reflect in the Chapel or the Well-being Garden and joining in the relaxed time of prayer on the Easter theme.