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Meet a reformed gangster on his journey of Faith

A London ex-gangster who converted to Catholicism and went on to meet St John Paul II is set to share his story at parishes in Paisley and Glasgow.

St Mirin’s Cathedral in Paisley, St Conval’s Church in Linwood and St Ninian’s, Knightswood’s, will host talks over the next fornight by John Pridmore, a reformed criminal who left his life of sin after finding God.

Mr Pridmore (above) spent the first years of his adult life in the underworld of London’s East End, and was heavily involved in drugs and protection rackets. One night, after he hit a man who nearly died, he vowed to change his life.

The ex-gangster, who has written a number of books, now travels internationally speaking to others about his journey in faith.

—Interview with John Pridmore exclusively in this week’s print edition of the SCO, in parishes on Friday

—Mr Pridmore will speak at St Conval’s Church, Linwood, on August 18 at 7:30pm, followed by St Ninian’s Church, Glasgow, on August 25 at 7pm, and lastly at St Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley, on September 1 at 7pm.



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