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THE SECRET LIFE OF A METHODIST MINISTER AND THE HIDDEN WORK OF THE CHURCH

'The Secret Life' was a photo-documentary of one year in the life of Rev Langley Mackrell-Hey, a Methodist Minister ordained in June 2004. Armed with no more than a film camera and traditional black and white film, Langley set out on a quest to record the unseen work of the Church and to relate his own experiences to others. His deep relationship with those whom he served as a minister, the willingness of those under his care to 'let the world see' and his skills as a photographer produced a series of unique images about how the Christian faith can touch and transform everyday lives.

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'The Secret Life' was a poignant reminder that today the Church in Britain continues to play a vital role in local communities. Despite the decline in Sunday attendance, its work is still valued and its influence is welcomed. The exhibition demonstrates how that there is more to Church than cake baking or drinking cups of tea. One caption states, 'No other organisation is there for people in quite the same way, welcoming them into a loving community from the cradle to the grave, and supporting them through the hardest of times.'

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The exhibition was hosted by Lincoln Central Methodist Church, moving to Lincoln Central Library in April 2004. It received regional and national press coverage. A further exhibition on the theme of 'The Power of Faith' is scheduled for September 2006. The success of the Secret Life, and of the power of image to communicate a message gave rise to the formation of Shine Photographics and Media.