Retirement gift is our latest commission

Henry Shelton with Fr. Benjamin Rutt-Field and the retirement gift commissioned from commission4mission

Henry Shelton with Fr. Benjamin Rutt-Field and the retirement gift commissioned from commission4mission

The retirement of Fr. Benjamin Rutt-Field from St Paul’s Goodmayes was marked by the gift of a painting commissioned from commission4mission. The painting by Henry Shelton will join several others already in the collection of Fr. Benjamin, including a portrait of the retiring priest. The gift was commissioned by the three Anglican churches which form a cluster of churches with St Paul’s Goodmayes and was given in recognition of Fr. Benjamin’s collaborative and supportive work within the cluster.

Fr. Benjamin has also been a significant supporter of commission4mission. St Paul’s Goodmayes commissioned a series of Stations of the Cross from commission4mission, which were created for them by Henry Shelton. The magnificent collection of artwork in the church is featured in the Barking Art Trail leaflet which commission4mission produced and the church has hosted several art exhibitions including a 2013 exhibition by commission4mission during which our AGM was also hosted by the church.