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Feedback from the school re the commissioning of the statue of St Mary Magdalen


It has been wonderful working with Lucy over the past two years. This hasn’t been just a project to make us a statue – it has been an ongoing relationship between the children, incorporating their ideas and hopes, culminating in a beautiful stone carving of our patron saint - St Mary Magdalen. Lucy’s passion and craftsmanship brought the children’s views to life and she continually included them in the process through her blog.

Our school was built in 1928 and this is the first statue of St Mary Magdalen that we have commissioned and I am sure it will adorn our garden for many years to come. All the children love to touch her and feel the solid Portland stone beneath their fingers. She portrays a sense of strength and reassurance. Children love to just sit peacefully in the garden and be in her presence. It has been a great pleasure working with Lucy and her love for the project certainly shone through.


Maria Nowicka, Headteacher, St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Junior School, Brent, London NW2 5BB


I highly recommend Lucy Churchill to any school or organisation that is considering commissioning a sculpture. As the Art Coordinator at St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic School, I had the job of trying to find a statue of St Mary Magdalen for our sensory garden and that is when I discovered Lucy Churchill.  I was very impressed by Lucy’s professional approach from the start. She visited the school to discuss our vision of the statue and explained in detail the various stages involved and the expected time frame for completion. Lucy then provided drawings and a quote for the statue.  

Once we commissioned Lucy, she set up a blog for our school that documented the entire process of creating our beautiful statue. The blog is an excellent educational tool in teaching children the complexities of producing a piece of sculpture.

Lucy has been a joy to work with, she is not only very talented, but brings a true passion to her art. She took care with every aspect of the statue from the start to the final installation. Our school is thrilled with the end product of our very own unique St Mary Magdalen, which will inspire generations to come.


Christine Bruce, Teacher and Art Co-ordinator


View the video blogposts that I made to keep the children up to date with progress