On Tuesday 21st November I was delighted to open St Francis at the Engine Room in Tottenham Hale - the first purpose-built Anglican parish church in London for 40 years.
As I said during the opening ceremony: “Someone at No 10 [Downing St] once said: ‘We don’t do God.’ I’ve always been very clear that here in Tottenham we do do God.”
The opening of the church was a very special moment for our community. Strong faith is a tradition in Tottenham, and for many people faith supports them through tough times. But this church is not just about turning up on a Sunday - it is a community centre and it is a group of people fighting for social justice and supporting their community.