Sometimes faith which was at one time strong and significant can become weak, even splintering. Whether we are sure of what we hope for, or a little uncertain of what we do not see, we are often surrounded by fragments of a fragmenting faith. The brethren movement of the Christian church had its beginning in Dublin, Ireland. In the 1830s, John Nelson Darby, a curate in the Church of Ireland, and others who had become disenchanted with the established church and its rituals, began to meet with a desire to return to a much simpler form of worship. The radical rejection of sacramentalism, symbolism and ritual in worship was also apparent in their personal way of life, conduct and behaviour. This work examines the people, places and paraphernalia of a once radical movement now struggles for relevance in a post christian society. This is an on going project.
Gordon Ashbridge • Paul Corcoran • Jean Curran • Paul Gaffney • Chai Weston Green • David Hussey • Emma McGuire • Joanna McNulty • Yvette Monahan • Eoin O'Conaill • Rory O'Neill • Francis O'Riordan •