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Norman Motley, Founder of Othona

Norman Motley

Norman was an Anglican priest who originally worked in the parish of Spitalfields in East London. At the start of the second World War , he became an RAF chaplain in a training centre in Blackpool and there started up what became know as 'Answer Back' meetings where young men and women of any denomination could come and ask questions and challenge the received wisdom of the day. These meetings gave people the freedom to explore the issues of pain, suffering and disunity. This fellowship in Blackpool led to the formation of the Nails movement, which had the emblem of four small nails welded together in the shape of a cross.

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