Fr. Stephen’s anniversary gift

Fr Stephen Pugh, Parish Priest at St Margaret of Antioch Ilford, recently celebrated 25 years of ordained ministry and commission4mission received a commission to create a gift celebrating this occasion. The brief included reference to silver, the colour for 25th anniversaries, plus Stephen’s love of France and his ministry itself. Henry Shelton rose to the challenge with the image above which […]

Second commendation awarded by DAC

A second commission4mission commission has been commended by the DAC in this year’s awards for the Diocese of Chelmsford. The first was the Holy Water Stoup designed by Mark Lewis for St Margaret of Antioch, Ilford. The second was for the Four Evangelists windows designed by Henry Shelton and etched by Richard Paton for All Saints […]

Mark Lewis – DAC commendation, book and exhibition

The Holy Water Stoup designed by Mark Lewis for St Margaret’s Great Ilford has been awarded a ‘Commended’ certificate in the annual Design Awards of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Diocese of Chelmsford.  The judges commented on ‘the simple and elegant design’ of the Holy Water Stoup which they said ‘has been well crafted.’ Mark has explained […]

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 […]

Perspectives on commissioning Christian Art (3)

Dr. James Bettley spoke at commission4mission’s recent Study Day from the perspective of those advising on the commissioning contemporary art for churches: Commissioning contemporary art for a church is just about the most difficult thing that a PCC may have to do. It is in a different league from most other decisions because of the […]