We invite you to support a very special artistic project. Three years ago, we commissioned a beautiful new ikon triptych from Māori ikon writer and priest Regan O’Callaghan.
Regan was our inaugural First Nations Artist in Residence. His triptych will serve as the new backdrop for our Chapel of Unity, a place that holds great significance for us at St Paul’s, since it was there that Archbishop David Penman prayed with Pope John Paul II for the unity of Christ’s body, the church.
At the centre of Regan’s triptych is an image of the baptism of Christ. On the two side panels, we see a host of saints and holy people of all ages, including our patron St Paul, Pope John Paul II and Archbishop Penman, Bishop Barbara Darling, Verger Peter Dwyer, a chorister, a flower arranger, a bellringer, and many more. Our new artwork is meant to be a powerful reminder of the unity and diversity that exists within Christ’s body—which we share through baptism.
We hope that you will consider making a donation to help bring this beautiful artwork to St Paul’s by the end of this year.
“We are eager to see Regan’s ikon triptych become a part of our Cathedral. In order to make this a reality, we need your help. Today, I made a tax-deductible donation of $2,000 via the Melbourne Anglican Foundation, and I encourage you to do the same. Any contribution, no matter the size, will bring us closer to our goal. Any donation above $2 is tax deductible.”
— Dean Andreas Loewe