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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

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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.

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