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Flicking through the Daily Mirror I thought I recognised his face.He was the vicar I interviewed for my Outsiders project examining ourselves and how we judge others. Andrew Allington had come to my attention through a news report of him being attacked in his own home by a local youth in Stainforth, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Yesterday he was in the paper for the simple reason of getting married… To an ex-model called Hazel Trudgen twenty years younger than him. It’s the perfect tabloid story. But behind the headlines is a vicar who has done some amazing things in what is a struggling mining community. He lets local kids come round his house for tea, he even launched a community cinema.
If all local vicars put invested a similar amount of energy and creativity into their community, Britain would be a distinctly more pleasant place to live.
And here is Andrew photographed in his home: