The Salvation Army and Strawberry Field


Steve Apted starts with a history of the Salvation Army Strawberry Field site. John Lennon wrote ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ about happy times playing in the grounds when it was a children’s home; it still continues to give care and support to young people. Leading by example, rather than giving directives to suppliers, the Supplier Conference outlined Strawberry Field’s own initiatives in providing employment to those who find securing paid and meaningful employment difficult, in being ‘Disability Confident’ (some interesting statistics here), and in being a Christian Community of spiritual exploration, retreat and pastoral care. It concluded with a talk by Mark Mitchell on how he relates his Christian faith to his many business ventures.