Hereford Cathedral hits back at criticism of Grayson Perry art display

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Hereford Cathedral is hitting back at criticism over an art piece by award-winning cross-dressing artist Grayson Perry that questions the existence of heaven and hell and uses obscenities.

Perry’s ‘map of nowhere’ is on display in the 1,000-year-old building opposite a 13th century Christian map of the world and features as part of the Mapping Inspirations event that opened at the cathedral earlier this month.

Grayson Perry’s work is causing controversy in Hereford.Pinterest / ContemporaryArtSociety

Chapter clerk Glyn Morgan told Christian Today that presenting challenging ideas was ‘very much’ something the Church should be doing. 

‘Most of us who are regular churchgoers know that to have your understanding challenged and stretched is something that most of us who attend church regularly are looking for,’ he said.

‘It is part of the

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