This bench uses the ancient technique of hand letter cutting and painted letterforms to present the words of St Francis of Assisi from his Canticle of all Created Things, lovingly praising the qualities of water:
Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Water, who is very useful and humble and rare and chaste
The lintel and base blocks are of Somersby sandstone. The base blocks were cut for repairs to St Mary's Cathedral.
Loan courtesy of the artist Ian Marr