A CHURCH has installed an unusual set of stones in its graveyard.
Kirkheaton Parish Church has unveiled a new sculpture to mark its new ashes burial plot.
The installation was designed and created by Holmfirth sculptor Celia Kilner and the stone is also local, being from Hill House Edge Quarries at Cartworth Moor, Holmfirth.
Rev Richard Steel, said: “This is the first artistic commission I am aware of since the late Victorian stained glass.
“The central stone has been designed to reflect the Anglo-Saxon cross which stood on the site in the 8th century, before any church building.
“The remains of that cross are in the Tolson museum.
Celia Kilner is well known for her ‘Angels’ exhibition which featured 59 interpretations and representations of Angel paintings from across the world, across the ages and across all religious persuasions.
It toured a number of local churches, including Holmfirth and was featured at Wakefield Cathedral.