The Collection on tour

Methodist Modern Art Collection Undergoing Major Conservation


Since June 2019 the Methodist Modern Art Collection, one of Britain’s most important collections of modern religious art, has been removed from public display to undergo major rejuvenation work.  The planned conservation work will return these important paintings to their full glory and ensure that they are framed and have suitable travelling cases to protect them for the future. It is intended that exhibitions will recommence in the Summer 2021. 




Two exhibitions are tentatively scheduled for mid summer/early autumn 2021 - see below - but are at an early stage of planning. Further details will be published when these are confirmed.

(to be confirmed)
Coventry Cathedral / Coventry & Nuneaton Circuit
Working title: Stories of Change: Hope, Faith and Love
(proposed dates: 4 September to 4 October 2021, tbc)
Multi (7) venue art trail, as part of major re-launch of the Collection and as part of the City of Culture events. This trail coincides with the RSC Faith weekend 4/5 September 2021 and Heritage Open Days 10–19 September 2021.

(to be confirmed)
Chester Cathedral

(proposed dates: 7 September - 14 October 2021, tbc)
Global Images of Christ and the Holy Family which is an exhibition being curated by the Cathedral in partnership with the Diocese of Chester’s Board of Social Responsibility as part of the promotion of BAME issues and in response to Black Lives Matter.



Saturday 26 March - Sunday 24 April 2022
Bewdley (rescheduled due to Coronavirus)
Wyre Forest Gallery, Bewdley Museum,
Load Street, Bewdley DY12 2AE 

Contact: Jim Ineson: 01299 405645  Email:

This exhibition was originally planned to take place over a similar period in 2020 and then again in 2021 but sadly had to be postponed  due to ongoing Covid-19 measures relating to the closure of museums and art galleries. We are pleased that it has been rescheduled for a similar period in 2022. Further details on opening hours and the programme will be published later.


Details of further exhibitions in 2022 and beyond will be added as details are confirmed.

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