FATHER ANDREW STRINGFELLOW
Catholic Priest and founder of the Safe Gorton Project
We are delighted that we will be welcoming Father Andrew Stringfellow who will talk to us about “the power of living on the margins”.
Father Andrew is a catholic priest working in the inner city of Manchester for the last ten years and is also sought as a speaker on leadership and education.
He is the founder of the Safe Gorton Project (www.safe-gorton.com/vision). Gorton is now one of the most socially deprived wards in the country, with anti-social behaviour a constant concern and unemployment greatly higher than the national average.
The Project was established to offer young members of the community the opportunity to eliminate violence and crime through the power of music and performing, in order to restore hope in their community whilst engendering respect and social unity.
Fr Andrew will share his experiences and touching/inspirational stories and challenge us to consider the power of living on the margins. Safe Gorton were winners of the AVIVA Community Fund award in 2015 and in association with Willis, presented Beyond the Lights Concert in the Willis Auditorium in October 2015.
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