Skip-find plaque given to church

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A church has added another treasure to its collection after it was unearthed in a skip in York.

Mike Pipes, of Acomb, York, found the ceramic plaque of the Last Supper by the Austrian artist Josef Heu and has presented it to St Aidan’s Church in Leeds which is home of the Brangwyn mosaic.

The church in Harehills already holds two works by Heu: a large statue in wood of Mary presenting the Christ Child to the world, known as The Redeemer, and a set of 14 Stations of the Cross.

St Aidan’s vicar, the Rev Canon Alan Taylor, said: “We are delighted to receive this beautiful work of art into our collection, it will take its place along with Heu’s other works, the Brangwyn mosaic, the Bacon windows and church furniture by Robert (Mouseman) Thompson and our own parishioner John Drake.”