Cross in Hand sculpture in West Bromwich

The Cross in Hand bronze sculpture is on the High Street in West Bromwich outside of the Wesley Methodist Church. It was relocated to this site in 2013.

Public art: Cross in Hand

Designer: Chris Dunseath

Location: Outside the Wesley Methodist Church on High Street in West Bromwich.

The sculpture was originally unveiled in October 1989. It previously stood at the entrance to the Duchess Parade, but was removed in 2012 to make way for improvements to the pedestrian High Street, carried out by Fitzgerald Civil Engineering Contractors. It was created by Chris Dunseath and is dedicated to John Wesley, preacher and religious reformer, who preached many times in the 18th century in West Bromwich, Wednesbury and Tipton. His biblical teaching resulted in a revival of the Christian Church and the founding of the Methodist movement. The hand and cross is a symbolic representation of his message being accepted by the people.

Cross in Hand

Cross in HandCross in Hand in West Bromwich (July 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

02 Feb 2023 - On-going


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