The Rev Paul Cowley of HTB Queen’s Gate talks about his MBE
'God did a real number on me'
Published 21 June 2014 Christian Today
About four years ago, one of the few passersby who dropped into Butterfield’s enormous neo-Gothic barn of a church is St Augustine’s on a prime piece of real estate in Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, would have witnessed an extraordinary sight.
Hour after hour, standing at the altar, they would have seen an ex-offender with startling blue eyes, a shock of wavy brown hair and a face that has clearly ‘lived’ a little, practising the complex rituals and liturgy of a 34-page High Mass that owes more to 20th-century Rome than his own Church of England, until he knew every step by heart……