St Bene’t’s Church Eucharist

The Eucharist is a re-enactment of the Last Supper, the final meal that Jesus Christ shared with his disciples before his arrest, and eventual crucifixion. At the meal Jesus ate bread and wine and instructed his disciples to do the same in memory of him. The prayers and readings in a Eucharistic service remind those taking part of that final meal and of the solemn words and actions of someone standing at the edge of death. All of which, you would think, would make this a difficult thing to record sensitively with a camera. Fortunately, I was asked by St Bene’t’s Church to photograph the service and given a free reign to capture images for their new website.