Church Unveils New Art Installation Supporting LGBTQ2S+ Community
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church unveiled a new art installation on Saturday, ahead of Pride Month.
The art project, which began in May, was brought together and designed by 22 different artists from the youth of St. Aidan’s Church. It features seven painted doors that display an LGBTQ2S+ flag and the statement “God’s Doors are Open to All” in English and French.
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church unveiled a new art installation, Saturday May 28, 2022 (Joel Merritt/CTV News London)Canon Kevin George, rector of St. Aidan’s hopes this will be a sign to all members of the community that they are welcome no matter who they are.
“It’s a safe place for LGBTQ2S+ people, it’s a place where they are welcome, we believe in the Church of England in equal marriage and we invite everyone to be here and be part of this place,” said Kevin.
The unveiling took place around 4 p.m. and was attended by more than a hundred people from the community, including several MPs and dignitaries. Also present was Sonia, a young Ukrainian who arrived with her family in Canada just two weeks ago. Her family lives with a St. Aidan parishioner and she was very happy to be there and be part of the unveiling.
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church unveiled a new art installation, Saturday May 28, 2022 (Joel Merritt/CTV News London)The art project remains a permanent feature on the fence in front of the church at 1246 Oxford St W.