The logo for Synod 2020 came from an idea of Archbishop Malcolm.
He reflected that he had often seen pottery images of a group standing round a candle. The candle represents Christ and the group gathers round the light. But he suggested that we should turn this around: in the midst of the group is the light and the group, strengthened by the light, face outwards, ready to offer something to the world.
In the logo each figure has a flame in their hands – this is the flame, the spark of faith, that we share with all those we meet.
This seems to speak powerfully of the vision of Synod 2020.
The logo is the work of Jonathan Mercer, Secretary of the Pastoral Formation Department.