How ex-heroin addict became a priest
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How an ex-heroin addict became a priest in Derby

The Reverend Darren Howie is a former thief and was addicted to heroin.

He spent a decade in and out of prison - and was once told by a prison chaplain, when he weighed just six-and-a-half stone, that he would die once he left prison.

However, Mr Howie got clean through a Christian rehabilitation programme.

This made him realise he wanted to help vulnerable people - which he does in his role as a priest at St Peter's church in Derby.

Reporting by: Alex Howick

  • 22 Oct 2018
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