The Leigh Russell Memorial Panel

On the north wall is a memorial panel, dedicated by the Bishop of Ripon on 17 July 1991 in memory of Leigh Russell, a member of this church 13 January 1974 to 10 August 1990.

The Leigh Russell memorial panel

The structure of the painting — contemplation leading to action.

The central scene is a mandala inviting us to go on an ‘inward journey’ as we meditate on the Kingdom of God.

The biblical figures presented in the other six scenes can be our guides and companions on our ‘outward journey’ to the poor, the oppressed, and forgotten.

The Leigh Russell memorial panel - Key Key
1 The Kingdom of God is like a leaven
2 Miriam — prophetess and sister
3 Shiphrah and Puah — effective non-violent resistance
4 Ruth — harmony of family, society and nature
5 Mary and Elizabeth — God exalts the lowly
6 Jesus and the Canaanite woman
7 Mary of Magdala