backstage

The Preacher as a Young Boy

I was five and it involved two or three trips to London, to an artist’s studio in Holland Park. I...

Monica Stewart – the call of the midwife

You may not know Monica Stewart but it’s entirely possible that if you were born in or around London’s Paddington...

Archie Proudfoot – hackney sign writer

What vicar doesn’t like a spot of gilding on his front door? Here Archie Proudfoot, Hackney sign writer and “gold...

Andrew Sphikas – palm dealer to the parishes

Andrew Sphikas has just had a delivery of palm reeds from Spain and he’s getting his orders out for Sunday...