Monday, August 08, 2011

Peckham - a Jewel in God's Crown

Various strategies have been applied over they years to improve the image of Peckham. Demolishing most of the North Peckham Estate, rebranding whole areas as 'Not Really Peckham' (Bellenden)... But none of these have been ambitious as Christchurch on the Old Kent Road which has declared to the world 'Peckham - a jewel in God's crown'.

I would like to think of this as a subtle exercise in liberation theology - an affirmation of 'God's preferential option for the poor' at a time when the eyes of the world's media have been focused on the Church of England's more establishment role as stage set for royal spectacles (yes, that wedding). SE15 - the stone the builders rejected will become the cornerstone...

1 comment:

peckham fancier said...

I like the unbounded optimism!