We are a Church of England Church in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Come and sing Carols by Candlelight Sunday 15th December, 5pm
Charles Lutyens successful retrospective exhibition 'Being in The World' ran for three months in the church in 2011 and his extraordinary wooden Crucifixion sculpture of the 'Outraged Christ' (a powerful 15ft wooden sculpture set alongside the 800 sq ft mosaic mural of 'The Heavenly Host' made for this church 1963-68) is remaining at St. Paul's, Bow Common for only a short time longer.
This sculpture is leaving us soon but may just be able to be viewed by arrangement with the Church by e-mail or see 'Contact or Find us'.
During Holy Week 2012, as we focused intensely upon the Passion and Death of Christ in the powerful drama of worship in that week, we turned the whole orientation of the church sea ting around to face this figure as the backdrop to our worship and our celebrations from Palm Sunday up to Good Friday.
Normally the figure is 'embedded' within the seating of the congregation with people seated all around it. However, the amazing flexibility of the church was exploited in perhaps the most radical way for worship, since it was built!
The views which follow witness to this. as do the 3 sections in these areas of this site ...
here ... here .. and .. here
On a return visit to the church in November 2012, Jason John Paul Haskins (Texas) who explores Ecclesiastical Architecture from the perspective of Liturgy and worship (both of which come together in the design and use of our building) in his excellent website, 'Locus Iste,' has commented both on his visit and on the 'Outraged Christ' (just click on the underlined links).
Confirmation Service 17th July 2011
All images & text on this website © Duncan Ross 2011, 2012, 2013
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