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Putting the Ark into St Mark's

by Michael Ford last modified 16 Jul, 2021 05:46 PM

The Salisbury’s Men’s Shed group is making parts for the St Mark’s ‘Ark’ project, a public art installation and community project.

The interactive art structure will be displayed in full view of the busy ring road in the city, featuring animals from Noah's Ark and reminding passers-by of the biblical significance of the rainbow.

Morris Munns, a parishioner and a member of the Men's Shed, says:

"Like the ‘Secret Spitfire’ teams in war-time Salisbury, many local people are working on parts of the Ark to be assembled in the garden on St Mark’s roundabout.

"The idea was born at the start of the first lockdown when rainbow 'arcs' began popping up as signs of hope during the pandemic. The project aims to involve schools and other community groups to build an Ark that symbolises St Mark’s as a place of welcome and safety for all. ‘Men’s Shed’ volunteers are now working on the animals for this interactive art structure.

Putting the Ark into St Mark's- work in progress

"The group is based at the Alabaré centre on Churchfields. Partners working on the project are Rod Gottard, Peter Cavilla, Dave Spicer, Francis Bray, Denis Casey and John Page.

"The project needs some permissions, but the target date for ‘Launching the Ark’ is autumn 2021."

St Mark’s & St Andrew’s is a two-congregation parish based in the city of Salisbury. Its official name is ‘Salisbury St Mark & Laverstock St Andrew’.

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