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Hackney: my glimpse of the Celestial City

Gun-crime, destitution, and an unwieldy church building — yet John Pridmore stuck with it

A GOOD QUESTION was put to me more than once while I was in Hackney. “What keeps you going?”

The question is a razor. It cuts through all the pulpit pieties. Answer it, if you dare, and you bare your soul.

It is easy enough to list sources that do not sustain the spirit — Alpha News, catalogues published by clerical outfitters, Leviticus, Radical Orthodoxy, deanery synods, the canons of the Church of England, altar linen, “worship songs”, the ...

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