A bronze statue of Christ is installed at the new church of St Peter's Priory in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
M/S of the head and torso of a large bronze figure of Christ held in a reclining position outside a modern church, St Peter's Priory, in Hinckley, Leicestershire. The sculptor, Dr Arthur Fleischmann, comes into shot wearing a brown duffle coat and beret and dusts the figure with a large clean paintbrush. C/U of him brushing the face and head, and generally examining the whole figure. C/Us: panning shot of statue and the feet and hands; AF's hand smoothing over the surface.
M/S of three men looking on as two men fix ropes under the arms of the statue and one signals for a crane to be lowered. M/S of Geoff Bellamy in the crane cab then C/U as they attach the crane hook to the ropes. C/U of GB in the crane, then shifting the hoist lever to 'raise' position. M/Ss of the statue being slowly raised to a standing position, with a group of men guiding it from the ground and a large crowd watching including a group of school children (all wearing school hats), and some nuns in habits.
M/S of altar boys, a priest and choirboys, wearing vestments, coming out of the church; they are carrying candles, a cross and incense decanter. They walk past the suspended statue with a crowd of people standing by and watching. C/U of AF in the crowd, surrounded by nuns; he takes off his beret as he looks up (presumably at his statue). M/S of Father Prior Terence Netherway conducting a ceremony to bless the statue, panning right to show the choirboys and part of the crowd. Low angle shot of the statue. M/S of the priest blessing the statue by sprinkling holy water over it; tilt up to show the top half of the figure. M/S of the crowd, panning left to show the statue being raised. M/Ss of the Mayor and priest then the crowd looking up. C/U of AF and his wife watching and talking. M/S of the statue being fixed to the church wall then C/U of altar boys watching.
M/Ss inside the church looking down towards the altar, showing panels of dark perspex carved in white (also designed by AF) around the arch and a monk polishing it. C/Us of a monk figure on the panels then of a nun holding a rosary. The panels are lit from behind and look very modern.
Note: Dr Fleischmann appears in several other Colour Pics.