Gaia comes to Holland Park and Notting Hill churches
St John the Baptist in Holland Park has hosted Gaia, the seven metre wide floating globe with an important message about climate change. The installation will be moving to All Saints Notting Hill, where it will be on display between the 9th and 14th August.
St John the Baptist estimates that over 25,000 visitors have attended the week-long exhibition, which is accompanied by a score from BAFTA award winning composer Dan Jones. As one of the Diocese’s dog-friendly churches, St John’s also opened the exhibition up to the capital’s canine companions.
Created by artist Luke Jerram, the 3D globe, which uses 120dpi (dots per inch) detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface, offers visitors the chance to experience a unique perspective of the planet, and reminds viewers that the Earth is something to be cherished and cared for amidst the climate crisis.
Free tickets to visit the exhibition at All Saints can be booked here.
Assistant Priest at St John the Baptist, Revd Peter Wolton, commented:
“It has been a true privilege to host Gaia and welcome so many visitors through St John’s doors, both human and dog! The installation has allowed us to feel a renewed sense of appreciation for God’s creation and has strengthened our resolve to protect it for generations to come. I hope people feel as awe inspired as we at St John’s have.”
Father Philip Corbett, Vicar of All Saints Notting Hill, added:
“Gaia is a truly spectacular site to behold, and during its time at All Saints will serve as a timely reminder of our important role as Christians to act as stewards of the planet, and the need to care for all living things.