Published: 15th May 2009

On one London estate communities built up over generations are being broken up to make way for an approach to regeneration that may not actually work. Clare Goff reports New Start | May 2009 In the Holy Spirit church on the Ferrier estate in Eltham, south-east London, a group of residents are praying for humility. It’s the week before Easter and church community worker Nick Russell is leading the day’s prayers with a reading of the story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples before the last supper. Unlike today’s corporate lords, he says, citing ex-RBS head Fred Goodwin, Jesus was both lord and servant, a man who humbled himself to wash the feet of his followers. Amid today’s rapaciousness and greed his is an example we would do well to follow, he tells the small crowd assembled in the hallway to his church. It is a fitting backdrop … (To read the full article, subscribe below)