Lancelot Andrewes Southwark and Newington Deanery

Licensing of Ben Bell at St George the Martyr

Ben Bell

Monday 11th September at 7.00pm

We are pleased to welcome Benjamin Bell as the new Rector of St George the Martyr.

Ben was the founding Director of Urban Hope, a youth and community project in Islington providing safe spaces, positive relationships and new experiences for young people. This work involved working with some of the most challenging, vulnerable and ‘at risk’ young people in these boroughs.

Ben is particularly interested in urban ministry, and has an MA in Youth Ministry. Under Ben’s leadership, Urban Hope created CONCRETE, an initiative that resources and supports urban youth ministry across the UK. His achievements were recognised by his inclusion in the Independent on Sunday’s ‘Happy List 2014’.

Ben has a particular interest in seeking the development and empowerment of minority ethnic members of the church.  He is a keen cook, photographer and an avid ‘sneakerhead’ (collector of trainers). The design for Ben’s ordination stole reflects his love of brutalist architecture; featuring the windows of the Balfron Tower in the Parish of Poplar.

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