Thank you so much to local artist and congregation member Caroline Akhtar, who has kindly loaned us two of her paintings to be installed on the east wall of the church. The two contemporary paintings engage with urban life and Christian spirituality. ‘Liminality’ (on the left) evokes a light drawing us through the darkness of an urban landscape - making us think perhaps of the kingdom of God, and in this Advent season especially, the dawning brightness of Christ dispelling all darkness. The painting on the right, ‘Occupy’, depicts St Paul’s Cathedral, but you can also make out the murky dome tents of the Occupy protest of 2011 - reminding us of the poor, the marginalised, and that Christ also ‘became flesh and pitched his tent among us’.