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‘Homeless Jesus’ in earshot of Big Ben

by Paul Wilkinson and Madeleine Davies

A SCULPTURE of Christ sleeping rough should soon find a home at the Methodist Central Hall, London.

Its creator, Tim Schmalz, a Canadian, had hoped that his work Jesus the Homeless would go to St Martin-in-the-Fields, in Trafalgar Square (News, 19 September); but, despite the church's long-standing ministry to the homeless, the Vicar, Canon Sam Wells, said that he could not accept it because of a rule banning anyone from sleeping or lying down inside the church.

Mr ...

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