Art & Culture

Inspiration to deepen our faith and our love of Scripture through Art.

Here you’ll find articles and videos on incredible works of art that each focus on a biblical story or theme. We also share information about our official artist Pete Codling, articles on wider aspects of artistic meaning, and links to art projects taking place across our dioceses.

Why not enrich your spiritual journey by visiting the National Gallery online and discover just how many paintings focus on the Bible and Bible stories?


Art projects across our dioceses:

– The Archdiocese of Birmingham invites you to reflect on St Matthew’s Gospel with a weekly meditation by Fr Dries van den Akker SJ on the unique paintings of Catholic artist Peter Clare. You can find these weekly meditations here: birminghamdiocese.org.uk

– Life Transfigured: Catholic Faith and the Arts: Talks and workshops exploring the interaction between Faith and the Arts. Find out more:

Women in Scripture Podcasts

Listen to the Women in Scripture Podcast series here and read Fleur Dorrell's art reflections on these inspiring women.

The Four Archangels

Watch our video on these stunning mosaics of the four archangels: Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel made by James Powell & Sons for St John’s Church in Wiltshire.

The Nativity

Watch our video on this beautiful painting of the Nativity by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Arthur Hughes which hangs in Birmingham City Art Gallery & Museum.

Video: The Nativity at Night

Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers his reflections on this painting by Dutch artist Geertgen tot Sint Jans titled 'The Nativity at Night'.

Video: The Great Commission

Watch our video on the "Great Commission" painting by the Chinese artist He Qi.

Video: The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers his reflections on this painting by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano titled 'The Incredulity of Saint Thomas'.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers his reflections on this painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Masaccio titled 'Saints Jerome and John the Baptist'.

Art Matters
Our Artist

We’re delighted to have commissioned Pete Codling as our artist for 'The God Who Speaks'.

Scripture and Music

Discover the influence of the Bible on our sung worship during Mass.