The Archbishop’s Visit to Leytonstone

June 20, 2012

[custom_gallery]On June 7th the Archbishop of Canterbury, this Dr Rowan Williams, visited St Andrews Church and Shri Nathji Sanatan Hindu Mandir in Leytonstone. He had come to hear about initiatives from the Near Neighbours programme, which bring people of different faiths together.

I was invited to photograph the day by my friends from the Forest Women’s Interfaith Network. Like many grass roots leaders, they work tirelessly behind the scenes to create a web of relationships that bind our community together.

During the day I was enormously impressed by Dr Williams. I have never seen anyone work a room like he did – not a hand was left unshaken and he made time to make sure there were a few words and a warm smile for everyone.

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