Leslie Marsh

Leslie Marsh’s father was a Primitive Methodist Minister, and Leslie went to Kingswood, a school for the sons of ministers.

There was an expectation that Leslie would follow in his father’s footsteps but whilst in the Sixth Form, Leslie found himself questioning the existence of God. He wanted proof but couldn’t find it.

A turning point came when he read the book Innocent Men by journalist Peter Howard about listening to God. Leslie was profoundly affected by the book and started to change his life and put right the things he’d said or done wrong. Here he explains how this made him feel.

Listening to God  1.29′

Leslie studied at St Catherine’s College, Cambridge and was then invited to join the MRA, the Moral Re-Armament group, started by American Minister Frank Buchman. His first appointment was near Hull, supporting workers, particularly dockers, in MRA’s campaign against communism. After a year’s probation, Leslie was ordained and was posted to Stoke on Trent. During his ministry, he took a group of miners’ families to see an MRA play in the West End. He describes the effect it had on them and how the philosophy of the MRA works.

MRA play 2.18′

Leslie now lives in Oxford, runs courses for post graduates and is a member of the Wesley Mem.


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