About Us

Rev. Tim Coleman (Chaplain), Henry Shelton and the Bishop of Barking with 'Crucifixion', one of two paintings by Henry commissioned for St Luke's Chapel at Queens Hospital, Romford.

Rev. Tim Coleman (Chaplain), Henry Shelton and the Bishop of Barking with ‘Crucifixion’, one of two paintings by Henry commissioned for St Luke’s Chapel at Queens Hospital, Romford.

commission4mission (c4m) was launched in March 2009 by our patron, The Bishop of Barking, to encourage the commissioning and placing of contemporary Christian Art in churches ‐ as a means of fundraising for charities and as a mission opportunity for churches.

In the short time that c4m has been in existence we have:

  • built up a pool of artists available for commissions;
  • gained commissions including completed works at All Saints Hutton, Christ Church Thames View, Dagenham Park Church of England School, Queens Hospital Romford, St Edmunds Tyseley, St Johns Seven Kings, St Margaret of Antioch Ilford, St Pauls Goodmayes, and St Peter’s Harold Wood;
  • organised a programme of exhibitions and events, including venues such as Chelmsford Cathedral, the Pentecost Festival, St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Strand Gallery;
  • organised study days on commissioning and public art;
  • published several collections of images, meditations and prayers;
  • set up Art Trail and Olympics-themed projects; and
  • developed a blog profiling our artists and giving news of our activities (http://commissionformission.blogspot.com).