Gift from Catherine Young

Gift from Catherine Young

Following our Lent Lecture with Rt Revd Dr Rowan Williams, we were sent these two portraits by iconographer Catherine Young, showing William Wilberforce and Olaudah Equiano, two of the main movers behind the movement to abolish the slave trade.

Icons are windows or doors into eternity. As you look at the saint s/he is looking back at you. It becomes both an encouragement and a challenge; ‘This is who I am. Now find out who you are.’

Catherine Young