All Saints’ Church and Community Centre – Lee

– Lee’s story, November 2020

Lee first came to All Saints’ a decade ago. It became a place for him to build up himself personally. The staff made sure he was well fed and well taken care of. He describes All Saints as “a space for sanctuary”: a place where he can be social and where he can get refuelled. He knew he was supposed to be in a Church. He knew that he had a calling. He started coming to the Church every day. His friend Saheed got him involved in the garden. It is a very special place for him, especially when it is in full bloom. He has been an active participant in both the drop-in and the Sunday worship communities as a volunteer, sides person, reader, intercessor and, most recently, preacher. He says, “You don’t love the face, you love the Spirit.”