The Inner-City Of God Paperback
The diary of an East End parson
by John Pridmore;
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The Inner-City Of God
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His jottings, he says, are a collection of the absurd, the poignant and the comic. They are emphatically not a record of ‘good practice’, he insists, but anyone countenancing working in a city parish will find more wisdom in this book than in all the theological volumes on the subject put together.
For the last ten years John Pridmore has lived what he calls a roller-coaster life as vicar of an inner city parish that incorporates Britain’s ‘murder mile’. Police raids, gun and knife crimes are everyday events. In this unpromising soil, stands a vast, ugly and largely crumbling building which is the parish church. From here, John says his work is to suggest ‘that Christianity might be true’. It’s an uphill struggle, not helped by constant insistence on growth strategies and targets from an increasingly managerial church hierarchy. He is sure the bishop thinks he’s doing a terrible job. Yet warmth and love shine from every page. No-one can fail to be moved by this extraordinary memoir.
The Inner-City Of God by John Pridmore was published by Canterbury Press in April 2008 and is our 43482nd best seller. The ISBN for The Inner-City Of God is 9781853118821.
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The Inner-City of GodMary Bartholomew, via The Good Book Stall
John Pridmore reminisces about his life as Rector of Hackney in London’s East End in The Inner – City of God and finds God in surprising places – and missing where he would have expected to find Him! His opinions on the modern hierarchy of the Church of England will bring wry smiles to many Priests and parishioners. His observations of the lives of those around him, describe lives most of us would not wish to share, but John Pridmore sees the best in everyone, and despite the millstone of a vast building taking up so much of his time, the picture that comes across is of a caring Priest almost overwhelmed by circumstances but just keeping going. A very readable book. Two others read my copy before I could get my hands on it.
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|Page last updated||23rd July 2016|
|Author / Artist||John Pridmore|
|Publisher||Canterbury Press (April 2008)|
|Number of Pages||192|