Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Central Lobby - The Christian Heritage of the UK

The Central Lobby of the Houses of Parliament
From this point in the Houses of Parliament can be seen the Lord Chancellor and the Speaker of the House of Commons if the doors to both Houses are open. The Central Lobby is the area where members of the public may call for and meet their Member of Parliament.
What is remarkable about the Lobby is the large mosaic that lies at its centre and at the feet of visitors and members. The words of Psalm 127.1 have been taken and prominently set in this work of art. These words are most appropriate for the Houses of Parliament as they say "Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain who build". At one point in our history it was deemed fitting that words from the Bible should adorn the buildings in which the laws of our land are framed. What a difference it would make to our nation if parliamentarians realised that this truth is exceedingly wide in its application.