Inspired to Follow - New Lent Course & HeartEdge workshop

We have now added a Lent Course to the 'Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story' site which we hope will be a helpful additional resource. The course is entitled ‘Who is my Neighbour? – A journey through Lent’ and has been prepared by Ayla Lepine and Jonathan Evens.

The course includes the following sessions:

  • Being Waited on by Angel Neighbours - 1 Kings 19:1-9 and ‘Landscape with Elijah and the Angel’, Gaspard Dughet, about 1663, NG1159
  • Being a Neighbour to Those Close to Us - Genesis 4:25 - 5:5 and ‘Adam and Eve’, Jan Gossaert (Jean Gossart), about 1520, L14 – on loan from The Royal Collection Trust
  • Giving Hospitality to Strangers - Luke 10: 25-42 and ‘Christ in the House of Martha and Mary’, Diego Velásquez, probably 1618, NG1375
  • Standing Up for the Oppressed - Mark 11: 4-12 & 15-19 and ‘Christ driving the Traders from the Temple’, El Greco, about 1600, NG1457
  • Carrying Another’s Load (Simon of Cyrene) - Luke 23:26-33 and ‘Christ carrying the Cross’, Italian, Venetian, about 1500, NG6655
  • Being a Neighbour to Those on the Road - Luke 24:25-35 and ‘The Supper at Emmaus’, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, 1601, NG172

‘Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story’ is a free resource to help people explore the Christian faith, using paintings and Biblical story as the starting points. It’s been created by St Martin-in-the-Fields in partnership with the National Gallery.

Register to download these free resources at

In addition, HeartEdge are organising another Mission Model workshop focusing on ‘Inspired to Follow’. This an opportunity to experience one of the sessions of ‘Inspired to Follow’ and to learn how to make the most of the resource at a short workshop on Thursday 19 March.

The workshop runs from 2.00 - 4.30pm, in the Austen Williams Room, at St Martin-in-the-Fields. It will be led by Jonathan Evens, who is experienced in delivering the resource and who has written some of the materials. The workshop is being offered by HeartEdge and is free to HeartEdge partners. If you’re not yet a HeartEdge partner, the cost is £10 per person. We are restricted to 24 participants, so do book soon.

If you would like to attend the workshop, please register at If you have any queries please contact Jonathan Evens, who coordinates HeartEdge, at or phone 020 7766 1127.