On Sunday evening I went to the West Mersea Parish Church learning supper, a monthly evening gathering with a little worship, a good deal of teaching, discussion and learning all followed by conversation over soup cheese and wine. The evenings are curated by banksyboy and my covert aim on this occasion was to suss it out before appearing next month when I’m speaking.
However, this month’s was led by Jonathan Evens, a vicar from Seven Kings in east London who heads up commission4mission, a project that promotes art and the church. At its heart c4m acts as a contact point for churches seeking Christian artists, usually with a view to commissioning a new piece of art work. They’ve also created a church art trail around the east London/west Essex area.
The commission4mission blog has an absolute wealth of news and pictures of art works, exhibitions, commissions and links to artists and other arts sites.