The Sutherland Tapestry by Graham Sutherland, hangs at the High Altar at Coventry Cathedral.
To learn more about Graham Sutherland and The Sutherland Tapestry, please click on this link Launch PDF file.
Below is a poem by Revd Harry Wiggett about the Sutherland Tapestry.
‘Here no empty cross or corpse outstretched, but a Lord lovingly waiting, seated; waiting to welcome whoever comes hungering and thirsting to take a place at His table. Here, no far-off Father, unfeeling, unfelt, but a faithful friend, calling: ‘Come fellowship with others, feed on my life-giving food.’ It is here I find my belonging: no more loneliness or longing. Here too others are thronging, needing, yearning to love, to be loved – as we come from our own individual Edens, our Gethsemanes – and to be blessed by a friend who cares.’
Revd Harry Wiggett is a priest, poet and was prison chaplain to Nelson Mandela both on Robben Island and Pollsmoor Prison. He visited Coventry Cathedral in 2005 and was deeply moved.