Art in Worship

The Revd. Margaret Stein

The author is a minister of the Church of Scotland and a trained artist. She reviews the history of art in churches and notes some more recent examples before reporting her own experience in using paintings and related examples of artwork in meditation and in worship. She invites an increased awareness of how art can help our spiritual life and our growth in faith.

Volume 58 pp 43-48
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Margaret Stein was born and brought up in Turriff, Aberdeenshire. She studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, and Theology at New College, and was amongst the first women to be licensed to preach in the Church of Scotland. Having married a minister and had a family, she work-shared with her husband in both parish ministry and running a Conference Centre. She has been influenced by Ignatian Spirituality, and now retired, is a Presbytery chaplain and Spiritual Director, and paints occasionally!