Should Christians really care about beauty or art? Aren’t there more pressing moral issues for our culture to contend with than the plague of ugliness we see around us?

At this month’s God and Beer event, Fr Francis Denton will put forward the case for the absolute necessity of beauty in the work of restoring an authentically Christian culture. He will explore the oftentimes controversial role of art in the history of the Church and examine the causal link between the decline in the Catholic arts and the collapse of Christian culture in the West. Not convinced? Come along and find out!

Fr Francis Denton is currently serving as the parish priest of St Patrick’s Lilydale. He has a major in art history from the University of Melbourne and is an amateur artist and iconographer.

Event Date

Monday 13 November 2023


Notting Hill Hotel (Steakhouse Room), 260–262 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill