Archbishop Vincent Nichols with artist Stephen B Whatley. May 2012
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On Sunday May 6th, 2012, artist Stephen B Whatley was honoured to be invited by Fr John Deehan of St Thomas More RC Church, Eastcote, to a concelebrated Mass with Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Head of the Catholic Church in England & Wales; followed by the blessing by the Archbishop of the new church hall.
The church hall was adorned with new prints of Stephen's paintings purchased by St Thomas More Church; at which the artist gave a lecture about his art and faith in July 2009.
On loan at the church is Stephen B Whatley's original painting, "The Glory of Christ" - pictured here with the Archbishop and the artist, after the blessing ceremony - in a photograph kindly taken by Parish secretary, Helen Howley.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols is a kind man who showed much interest in Stephen's work; humbly asking to take his own personal photograph of the painting on his mobile phone camera - which impressed the artist who is not so adept at using his own cell phone!
To view "the Glory of Christ" close up, please click the link: www.flickr.com/photos/stephenbwhatley/2357252831/in/set-7...