Wednesday, April 22, 2020


From the foreword by
David Sheppard RIP
Former Cricket Captain of England
Former Bishop of Liverpool
Former Youth Worker London E16

'Gutter Feelings' by Pip Wilson

"For a youth worker to share himself with the people he loves, young East Londoners, so completely and to share that experience with many of us over the years is in itself a considerable achievement in communication and in energy.  
Pip's reflections are drawn together in 'Gutter Feelings' in a way which makes the book hard to put down." 

Gutter Feelings By Pip Wilson


Gutter Feelings Pip Wilson has been on the frontline of Youth Work for many years, including much intensive work and love for young offenders. He feels with the Gutter Feelings of the toughest of teenage gangs and wants, at the same time, to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. This is a book about putting Christian principles into practice and living it out – the failure, the hurt, the wounds and the hope. It is a faith journey of a human being... becoming.
Gutter Feelings by Pip Wilson This biography is compelling reading. In an engagingly intimate style, the author traces his life from his roots in Lancashire to and through a career spent in full-time service to young people. Life changes dramatically for the author and his wife as he engages with often disadvantaged and disaffected adolescents. Frequently, situations are provocative and intimidating. But, in many potentially explosive confrontations, patience, understanding and goodwill win through. Young people are encouraged to believe in themselves and in the potential of leading fulfilling lives. There are many moving moments, illustrating both the frailty and courage of human beings. Throughout the book, one becomes increasingly aware of the author’s fundamental belief in the ultimate goodness in people, arising, one feels, from an uncomplicated but deep- rooted faith, something which also enables him to accomplish so much in his chosen vocation. I commend this book to you. It is the story of an unassuming man of quiet but incalculable courage and dedication. It is truly a story of faith in action! Michael Davis