Frieze Unveiling!

Imminent Launch

The Sesquicentennial Parish Frieze will be unveiled at Mass on Thursday 20th June at 6pm. Mass and the blessing of the works will be conducted by Bishop Norman of Richborough. During the blessing the local Soprano, Penelope Martin-Jones will sing Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera (Vivaldi) and the Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart). A party will follow.

Ready to Go!

The 3D printed figures for the St. Peter’s Church Sesquicentennial Parish Frieze have now all arrived. We are awaiting the granting of a Faculty (planning permission) to allow for their installment in the Church Hall.

We are expecting to unveil the Frieze with a Public Open Day and evening celebration in early June 2019… watch this space for further details!

In the meantime, here are some images of all the figures gathered together!

The 3D Figures Have Started To Arrive

The 3D printed figures have started to arrive – both those destined for the Parish Frieze and those ordered by individuals over the scanning weekend! Here are some images of the first ones received…

The Scanned Images Have Started To Arrive

The photographic images taken by the 3D scanner have started to arrive… there are many dozens per person and many hundreds overall! These will now be entered into the appropriate computer programme to produce a physical 3D printout. Remarkable new technology!

Images from the Frieze Scanning Weekend!

The weekend scanning of individuals to appear in the St. Peter’s Sesquicenntenial Parish Frieze was a great success! People from all walks of life in the Parish turned up to be scanned… from the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Right Rev. Jusin Welby down to the smallest babes in arms! Each was registered and then entered the photographic tent where over 90 cameras went off simultaneously to give the computers a complete 3D image of the person concerned. These will then be sent to the 3D printers to produce a mini-me of everyone scanned. Is it a sculpture? or is it a new form of photograph? The debate continues! Here are some images from the day…

The School & Public Workshops Are Now Completed!

The Sesquicentennial Parish Frieze workshops at the 3 schools in the Parish and the public workshops in St. Andrew’s Hall have now been completed! Here are some snapshots of some most enjoyable events

Be Prepared To Freeze For the Frieze!

Would you like to be 3D PRINTED for a new public artwork for Folkestone?

St. Peter’s Church is working with Strange Cargo to create The Parish Frieze. Up to 100 people who live, work, worship or go to school in the Parish will be 3D printed for an artwork that will go on permanent display at the Church to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Parish of St. Peter.

It is free to join in but places are limited! Please email your name, address, age and contact details and tell us your connection to the Parish! Do you live in the Parish? Were you born in the Parish? Do you, or did you, go to St. Peter’s Church? If not, please let us know why?! We want to hear your Parish/Church story so that you can be considered for a place in the artwork.

However… you can also join in in other ways too!!

Saturday 2nd and 9th June 2018 10am to 2pm. Free family workshops at St. Peter’s School Hall, St. Andrew’s, The Durlocks. Drop in, try your hand at different activities and find out about the Church heritage and restoration.

Saturday 23rd June 2018 10am to 5pm and Sunday 24th June 10am to 1pm. St. Peter’s School Hall, St. Andrew’s, The Durlocks. You can get scanned and purchase your own 3D printed mini-me or family group to keep! Please note, the 3D figures will not be available to take home on the day. For prices visit

Sunday 24th June. 3pm. Come along to The Blessing of the Fisheries ceremony at St. Peter’s Church and the Stade.

One lucky Lotto player will win a 3D figure of themselves to keep. To enter the free draw email with a photo of you and a Lotto ticket before 22nd June 2018. Over 18s only please.