The Christ Church Project

'Christ Church at the Heart of Old Town' print editions
This project to create the artwork ‘Christ Church at the Heart of Old Town’ took a year to complete.

Commissioned by the Parish Committee for the main entrance to the incredible new Christ Church Community Centre designed by Anthony Feltham-King, St. Ann’s Gate. Architects.

Christ Church at the Heart of Old Town

The Story

Investigating the Parish of Christ Church walking, jogging, driving. Exploring with amazing local historian Cilla Slipper and discussing ideas with members of Christ Church who gave their opinions and knowledge of the area, helped shape the shortlist of buildings and places where I could develop pencil, watercolour and pastel drawings to discover how I could create this complex painting.

Erik Burnett-Godfree and Laurie Plant

Erik Burnett-Godfree, Art Curator, Writer, Singer, BBC Journalist with Laurie Plant Unveiling the Artwork

Opening at Christ Church

Laughter at Christ Church with Nick Hewer (The Apprentice, Countdown)

The artwork was unveiled by Erik Burnett-Godfree at the Community Centre Opening with Nick Hewer on 18th Jan 2014. Special thanks to Nicola Stevenette, Daphne Hardwick, Hannah and James Feeny, Steven Grosvenor, Sarah Finch-Crisp, Chris Smith and Ailsa Palmer for their help with the project.

The Museum Exhibition

This exhibition (below) at Swindon Museum And Art Gallery, in partnership with Christ Church, includes work from the Iconic Cities series of paintings of Swindon and London on loan from Equimedia and Forward Swindon and gives a rare insight by combining works spanning the last decade, including seven artworks about Swindon. Thank you to Louise and Andrew Burgess and Angela Ashdown, Sophie Cummings, Nicki Western and Sarah Finch-Crisp for making the exhibition possible.

 Current Exhibition

Purchase your own signed print

Limited edition prints are available for purchase – all in small and exclusive print runs. They are all hand-signed, high quality prints, produced by the experts at Senecio Publishing. Each print will be carefully packed for delivery to your preferred address.

Click on the ‘Add to Cart’ button to select your choice of print.


These different options are available to suit your wall space:

  • An edition of 50 prints on archival cartridge paper (measuring 28 x 28cm)
  • An edition of 20 prints on heavyweight 310gsm Woodstock felt paper (measuring 50 x 50cm)
  • An edition of 10 canvas giclee prints on a stretched deep box frame (measuring 75 x 75cm)
  • An edition of 10 canvas giclee prints on a stretched deep box frame (measuring 100 x 100cm)
  • Only 5 prints on aluminium di-bond will be published as a special exclusive edition (measuring 122 x 122cm – size of the original painting), using the latest UV Jetrix flatbed 2513 print system. These are weather-proof and suitable for exterior spaces if desired.

If you would like to purchase a print of this painting, please click “Add to cart” in the gallery above. All prices include UK delivery.

Original Christ Church Drawings For Sale

Opportunity to purchase original artwork: These are the original drawings created during the development of ‘Christ Church at the Heart of Old Town’. Prices include delivery but not frames. This is your chance to own a one-of-a-kind piece of history, a part of the story of Christ Church and Old Town.

The drawings are unique originals and all are hand-signed: Please ensure you only enter ( Quantity ’1′ ) in your shopping cart! Click on the ‘Add to Cart’ button to select your choice, or on the picture itself to enlarge the image and hover cursor over it to view info, size, media etc.

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