New Church Painting Symbolises Link To Truro

A new painting, which has been hung in St Mary’s Parish Church, has been commissioned to symbolise the link between the cathedral in Truro and the islands.

Artist Michael O’Donnell has created the painting, called the Isles of Scilly Cross. It’s a white cross on a blue background, and an identical piece has been donated to the cathedral.

Canon Peter Walker who leaves the islands after two years service at the end of this month, has also maintained his link to the cathedral, splitting his duties between the mainland and the chaplaincy role here.

Peter says the painting has a symbolic jewel at the centre of the cross, which represents the meeting between heaven and earth and is how the artist regards the islands.


One Response to New Church Painting Symbolises Link To Truro

  1. MICHAEL O"DONNELL October 8, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Thank everyone on the Islands for accepting this Cross . I have been working on the mainland in Penzance throughout my life and the paintings both in Truro Cathedral and on the Islands’ Churches is a symbol of the important links which exist between the Islands and the mainland.

    I trust that this work will become a joy to everyone for generations to come.

    My very best wishes: Michael O’Donnell