Southwark Cathedral was a lit by candlelight on Friday evening for an ‘after hours’ viewing of the Lenten art work.
Pilgrimage by Michelle Rumney features candles, strings of hundreds of people measured for the artwork and the route of the road from Southwark to Canterbury traced on huge sheets.
Today’s pilgrim road is the one followed by St Thomas Becket in December 1170 when he left Southwark to return to Canterbury and martyrdom.
The huge candles representing St Thomas Becket and eleven recent dead are made to the height of each person.
Draft from the cathedral’s nearby ‘parish door’ is creating dramatic guttering.
The candles are lit each night at 5.30pm to burn during evensong.