By 1812Blockhouse

The corner of Third and Bowman Streets near downtown Mansfield is definitely more colorful these days.

The southwest corner of that intersection now boasts a beautiful, large sign marking the location for Grace Episcopal Church.

The color red, particularly the deep shade used in the new sign, is a common one for Episcopal and Anglican churches, many of whom – including Grace Church – boast red front doors. There are many reasons cited for this tradition, including references to Passover; the use of red to signify “sanctuary” in medieval England; and the traditional color of martyrdom, among others.

The true reason likely lies in that the color is bold and noticeable, and signals welcome.

The new sign has been in the works for some time, and its arrival comes at a time when the parish is seeking to add substantial outreach in addition to its strong and important pantry ministry.

Photos: 1812Blockhouse

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