Reference NumberLC15048
Alternative Reference NumberLSA/3857
AuthorSTART (Stepney Action Research Team).
Description1 videodisc (61 min., 37 sec.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
PublisherSTART (Stepney Action Research Team)
Publication Place[London]
Publication Date1983
NotesCredits: Director, Derek Frost; producer, Audrey Shilling; production co-ordinator, John Ray; video editor, Denis Wyatt; research, Don Stokes; production, Gordan Gray; production, Kevan Frost; production, John Ray; interviewer, Don Stokes; sponsor, All Saints Educational Trust; sponsor, Church Army Inner City Unit.

Contents: Living together -- From slavery to freedom -- A new life in God's family -- The baptism service.

DVD copy of the original video (Scotch VHS) held at and digitised by the London Screen Archives (LSA/3857).
AbstractA Christian video exploring understanding of God and life through some of the questions raised by baptism.

A young east end couple called Kim and Marny Miah are followed through a series of conversations with their vicar, Don Stokes, as they prepare to have their son Gary baptised. The video is split into four distinct sections. In 'Living Together' the couple explore the reasons for Christian baptism and what it means for them and their child. In 'From Slavery to Freedom' the Miahs talk about their personal understandings of the concepts of sin and evil in the world. In 'A New Life in God's Family' they reflect on being Christians in the difficult environment of London's east end. The final section, 'The Baptism Service', records the christening ceremony of Gary Miah at the church of St. George's-in-the-East, Stepney.

Includes footage of Roman Road Market, the Chicksand Street mural, St. George-in-the-East.
SubjectEast London
Stepney (borough)
St. George-in-the-East (parish)
Religious practice
Access StatusOpen
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