TWO young employees of Coventry Cathedral were caged in the
ruins of the former cathedral last week, in a 2.5-metre square box
made of wire fencing (above).
Jimmy Lawrence, a pastoral assistant (right), said last
Friday, before his incarceration: "By restricting our freedom, we
are hoping to raise people's awareness that this free society we
live in is leaving lots of people feeling more trapped than ever
before. . . That is the dichotomy we are trying to highlight.
Freedom is not about doing what you want when you want; it is a bit
more complicated than that."
Joining Mr Lawrence was his colleague and flatmate Marlon
McLaughlin (left), a verger and youth worker. They entered
the box last Sunday, and were to stay there a week.
Mr Lawrence hoped that by answering visitors' questions
honestly, they could create "mutual vulnerability and honesty".
The event is supported by the cathedral, which is providing
staff as stewards, and offering prayer ministry.