Exhibition of Icons

St Peter’s Church, Corpusty, Norfolk

23rd June 21st July 2023

Preview on Friday 23rd June at 6.30pm – All are welcome

Evensong service on Saturday 24th June at 5pm

Exhibition Open Times

Saturday 24th June 11.00 am to 5.00 pm
Sunday 25th June 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
Monday 26th June to Saturday 1st July 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

With the permission of The Norfolk Churches Trust
Getting to St. Peter’s Church, Corpusty


Judith James, born in Norwich in 1947, was educated at Cardiff and Sheffield. She had a successful career as a Nurse whilst bringing up a family of 5 children. Upon retirement at aged 55, she concentrated on pursuing her creative passion, gaining a fine art degree at Newcastle University in 2007.

After some years painting, she was particularly inspired whilst living in Italy and began producing religious work on terracotta tiles. This led on to studies in both England and Italy in icon painting techniques of various styles working under prominent Russian, American, Italian and English teachers.

After several years and single artist exhibitions in Norfolk and Tuscany, she was accepted on to the Princes Trust Icon Painting Certificate 3 year course commencing in October 2019. This finished in November 2022 with an exhibition at the Prince’s Foundation Chapel in London. She benefitted greatly from this course, improving her skills and finish quality in board making, gilding, drawing and painting in egg tempera in the Byzantine icon style. The course provided the environment to share and benefit from experience with other students from differing countries. Her work and latest commissions reflect these factors and influences.


Judith James with some of her icons at her final exhibition in London in November 2022.

Judith James with some of her icons.

Iconographer and Aylsham parishioner Judith James is set to hold an exhibition of her work in St Peter’s Church in Corpusty, in North Norfolk, this summer.

The Diocese of East Anglia – read full article here

Aylsham artist creates icons as an aid to prayer 

Network Norwich – read full article here