Good Friday Meditation
Good Friday after Grenfell. The Rev Mike Long reflects on the importance of Lament.
Good Friday after Grenfell. The Revd Mike Long reflects on the importance of Lament.
Notting Hill Methodist church stands at the centre of a devastated and grieving community. Mike Long's meditation for Good Friday focuses on the role of public lament. He explores the Jewish traditions of lament, including the cry of dereliction from the Psalms that Jesus called out on the cross. He talks to Jackie Blanchflower, a pastor and former chair of the Residents' Association, about the community's response to the tragedy, and to Jill Baker, Vice President of the Methodist conference for whom lament - and laughter - has become a way of life since the sudden death of her son.
Producer, Rosie Dawson.
Image: Rev. Mike Long with Jackie Blanchflower, Pastor of the Latymer Christian Centre looking at Grenfell Tower tributes. Credit: Samuel Long