polychromism

From the Rector’s sermon for Saint Mary the Virgin (2016): Mary is not simply the Queen of Heaven, sitting in her Enclosed Garden. As the Mother of Mercy she does not merely shield the marginal from the vicissitudes of this life by wrapping her cloak around them, she is moving those people to the centre of the discourse, raising them up, and placing their concerns at the very heart of the seat of power. Mary, by reordering of our priorities, makes God’s Love present and can help us transform our communities. We can move away from patriarchal institutions where, at its best, business as usual is allowing those whom we consider “other” to become like us, into places that deal with people on their own terms and in which power is truly shared. 

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(The image is the altar in the Lady Chapel)