Creative Spirit

Creative Spirit is a new resource for the Church based on the Methodist Church Collection of Modern Christian Art. It consists of eight study sessions on disc with DVD and PowerPoint resources. A 48-page booklet includes leader’s notes, colour reproductions, prayers, and bible readings related to the paintings. Forty works of art, by a range of international […]

Chandrakumar Sukumaran

  Chandrakumar Sukumaran was born in Kerala (Attingal) in south India and came to England in 1980. He gained an HNC / HND in graphic design through Barking College and a BA in graphic media design at the University of the Arts, London (London College of Communication) while dealing with the effects of dyslexia. His dissertation was on the […]

Submission to Arts Council England consultation

commission4mission aims 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 the churches involved. It is an emerging arts network based in East London and the Diocese of Chelmsford, and its patron is David Hawkins, The Bishop of Barking, […]

commission4mission catalogue

Our newly produced catalogue briefly tells our story and profiles our current artists showcasing the wide range of media and styles which can be commissioned from our artists. The catalogue includes the following article on the ‘Challenges of Church Art’ by The Revd Jonathan Evens, Secretary of commission4mission: Local churches contemplating the possibility of commissioning […]

Spirituality – the heartbeat of art? (1)

What follows is the text of Jonathan Evens’ presentation in responding to the question ‘Spirituality – the heartbeat of Art?’ at the Art & Spirituality networking evening held at St Andrews Leytonstone: “Sooner or later, if you love art, you will come across a strange fact: there is almost no modern religious art in museums […]