Search

Artist creates altar frontal for Thames View church

10:10 17 April 2013

Rev Mina Smallman and other members of the church with the Alter frontal

Rev Mina Smallman and other members of the church with the Alter frontal

Archant

An elaborate new altar has helped rejuvenate the congregation at a Thames View church.

Installed in time for the Easter service, it was created by local artist Anna Creasy and remains at Christ Church Thames View, in Bastable Avenue, Barking, for the rest of the year.

It encapsulates the Pentecost, a time in which Christians believe the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus’ disciples in the form of tongues of fire.

Rev. Mina Smallman said: “We want people to feel blessed and want to tell the Christian story.

“The congregation loved it. The church building has a practical sense to it, no stained glass windows; all we had was a wooden altar. The frontal has given the altar a wow factor.”

The frontal was done to mark the 10th anniversary of “commission4mission” a Christian organisation in Barking which seeks to bring contemporary Christian art into churches.

0 comments

Latest Barking and Dagenham News Stories

A teacher’s brave attempt to rescue a stranded whale was re-enacted as part of a competition to improve pupils’ writing.

13:00

Forget A Day in The Life, when you could have an evening of endless classics from The Beatles.

Yesterday, 17:00

A one-woman show will address the challenges of bringing up a child with autism.

Yesterday, 16:09

Upney station on the District Line has reopened following an alleged assault there this afternoon.

Yesterday, 13:08

A church has announced its new leader as Rev Gemma Stock, who will be licensed on Tuesday next week.

Yesterday, 09:39

Every Wednesday, a music fan hops on the bus to head to her favourite dance hall.

Yesterday, 09:00

Tributes have been paid to a “gentleman” who championed the forging of friendship between two coutnries.

Yesterday, 07:00

When England won the World Cup in July 1966, West Ham captain Bobby Moore became a national hero.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now