New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
Features >

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 ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

Chief Executive

London and Home Counties

Sons & Friends of the Clergy CHIEF EXECUTIVE Circa £85,000 • London Sons & Friends of the Clergy is at an exciting point in its history. After a recent merger the organisation has settle...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

Clowning glory

Clowning glory

Clowns are having a bad press, but they represent an ancient and holy tradition, Pat Ashworth discovers  Subscribe to read more

Top comment

Not the comfy chair!

Decisions about pews and reordering reveal the very purpose of a church, argues William Whyte  Subscribe to read more

Mon 24 Oct 16 @ 14:08
RT @vicky_walkerBook research request! If your partner isn't Christian & you are, or vice versa I would really like to hear from yo…

Sun 23 Oct 16 @ 20:12
Bishop of Norwich speaks out about grammar schools