It took the sculptor a year and a half to create the bronze statue.

Based on Matthew 25; “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

Timothy Schmalz drew his inspiration from these words when he designed the Homeless Jesus Sculpture.

We are delighted to say that Planning Permission has been granted for Glasgow Churches Together to install one of the sculptures in Nelson Mandela Place in Glasgow, This is following 2/3 years of work by Fr Willy Slavin, whose idea it was, and partnership with St. George’s Tron Church near to which the sculpture will be sited.

We are grateful to everyone who has given their time freely and will continue to do so until the sculpture is installed later this year. There will be an article in the Evening Times on Sat 17th June, please buy a copy and read all about it.

There are around 50 of the sculptures in major cities throughout the world but will be the first in Scotland and possibly the UK.

A model of the sculpture will be on display at Glasgow the Welcoming City, in the City Chambers on Sunday 18th June at 3pm. Bring your Dad along.

Watch this space for updates.