We’ve all heard about the toppling of statues of historical figures with links to slavery. We haven’t got any statues, but what if we had some plaques which pedestaled such people (or their equivalent) in words?
The Church of England has drawn up some excellent guidance for parishes on how to review items of ‘contested heritage’. This is very timely, following on from Dan’s sermon series on “Race, God and the gospel”, and our desire to be a church which is truly welcoming to people of all backgrounds.
Andy Sawyer has done an amazing job looking at all the memorials and other items in our building, to see which ones might be dubious and need considering further. The Church Council recently received his initial report. History buffs will be interested to read it! You can download it here.