"I have worked with David on a raft of different projects in Greater Manchester, from organising interfaith dialogue events to story-telling in schools. Most recently he facilitated the Peace Vigil in Manchester following the terrible riots. David is an amazing human being who is full of generosity, warmth, creativity and above all, faith in humanity." - Zahid Hussain (Muslim Writers Forum, author of "Curry Mile")
"David blessed us following our wedding at Gorton monastery and it was fantastic having him there. A great guy with a lot of life experience and a good heart. Once we had met him we couldn't imagine having anybody else carry out our blessing. Thanks again David!" - Mark and Kate
“I've known David, since the late 1990's and was immediately drawn to his warm aura. He is a very positive, kind and considerate person who is passionate about inter-faith relations, communities and empowering those in need. David is well respected across Greater Manchester, with his connections with many agencies and communities”. Ben Ahmed (Previously Community Safety Officer)
“During the 25 years I’ve known him, I’ve seen David inspire many people, both young and not so young, from all walks of life to see the best in themselves and to challenge discrimination in a way that better enables true growth and awareness. David is genuine in his respect and valuing of people and does more than talk the talk he lives his life in this way whilst inspiring others to rise to the challenges that come with walking in love and light. He does this by being brave enough to try things himself and going that extra mile. He accepts people as they are and thus helps them to see themselves as good people with skills, talents and abilities that are of value” – Sue (Piccadilly Radio Careline / Childline)
“Working with David has been an eye opener! A pleasure and much appreciated event after event. Together we will do it! Love …” - Patsy McKie (Mother’s Against Violence)
“Excellent!” - John Earnshaw (Lansdown Housing Consultancy)
“What a wonderful site David! You are so inspirational and your community work is a real tribute to you. I find myself quite humbled by the tremendous work you do and wish you continued success in all that you do, especially God's work, and send you big hugs and heaps of praise and thanks” x Mags (Manchester's 106.6 Stirling Silver team) “ Well done David! I congratulate you on this lovely website and, more importantly, the grass roots spiritual and compassionate work you are doing in the community. May God bless and support you in all your efforts. With my love and prayers” - Pam Evans (Educationalist and Founder of Peace Mala www.peacemala.org.uk)
“I have known of David's passionate work in many capacities, from Faith Network for Manchester FN4M, the Interfaith Foundation and witnessing his heart centred ceremonies, to hosting David in my school doing inspirational Interfaith assemblies where he talks about his beloved St Francis and the Peace Mala interfaith project. I wish you every luck in the future David” - Laura Daniels – (Headteacher / SACRE member / Peace Mala ambassador / RE hub school for Trafford. Laura helped Greater M/c redesign the RE Syllabus for primary and secondary schools and is an Interfaith Minister).
“David has such an amazing talent for staying positive. He can always see a way forward and has time to listen to you.”— Paul Graham (radio presenter and team motivator)
“A deeply spiritual person with a great sense of humour.” - Rev. John Merrill IMSC.
"David has the biggest heart and openly works for the Highest good of Mankind and Humanity, magnifying the effects of harmony within communities. His efforts go beyond value" - Vanessa Edwards (Founder of Peace Prayer movement)
“I have witnessed David on several occasions undertaking services and ceremonies. Whether they have been prepared or spontaneous David has always delivered so much more than was required. I have also seen him working with people on a one to one basis and in all his interactions with people David acts with dignity, humility, humour and with the utmost integrity. He is hugely intuitive, attentive, empathetic and down to earth. David is also an accomplished wordsmith. He produced a fantastically crafted poem, commissioned by me for my Son’s wedding. The Bride and Groom wanted a reading that was about them, that was funny and memorable. David delivered an absolute gem of a poem that brought the house down and will be remembered for years to come. The Bride and Groom were delighted and it gave me the greatest of pleasure to read it out as part of their wedding service. It’s always a pleasure being in David’s company and whether working with humans or animals he shows the greatest respect for us all.” Rev Stephanie Rhodes (Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counsellor - July 2011)