08 April, 2007

Easter Day - Church in Harlow

Visited St Paul's Church in Harlow for the Easter Service. The church is in the 1950s style with a good sized congregation. The pulpit, painted lectern font and seating is all in the light and pleasant Festival of Britain style. The pews have heating installed as part of the structure - a good way to keep the congregation warm. I would like to take some pictures in the church but that's for another day. The church also has a mosaic mural of a haloed figure (Jesus?) with two other figures without haloes.
Here is a picture of the church

The service was traditional Evangelival Church of England with choruses and hymns, including 'Majesty', one of the few choruses I know.

The church of St Mary at Great Parndon is older and has a much more rural feel although it looks out over the Glaxo factory.

The picture shows Great Parndon Church porch.

1 comment:

htsmedia said...

You might like to know the mural with the three figures in St Paul's Church, Harlow is by John Piper (1903-1902). It depicts Jesus with two disiples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). Glad you liked the service.