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A great response at Norwich Cathedral

Adrian Holloway on December 7, 2017 with 0 Comments

65 people who told us they were not part of any church, nor part of the Christian Union said they prayed the salvation response prayer in Norwich Cathedral tonight at the University of East Anglia CU Carol Service. There were an additional 16 who are also not church, nor CU people, who didn’t pray the prayer, but said they’d like to know more about Christianity. I’m told we had around 550 people attend, at an event organized by a CU of about 70 people. Once again I am so grateful to God to be able to partner in the gospel with such amazing folks. You can do the maths as well as me, but it works out as roughly every Christian bringing at least 7 guests each. I first met up with the executive committee of UEA CU in late August when we began planning the event, and then I had a weekend away with the whole CU, vision casting for it last month at Letton Hall, near Thetford. It was my third time speaking at the UEA CU Carols. The first time was back in 2011, when we were on campus. We had so many people there that night in the graduation hall, that I suggested to then CU President Nathan Jarvis that we should try and book the Cathedral. He rose to the challenge and did so, and the following year, 2012, I came back and spoke in Norwich Cathedral for the first time. It was great to return after a 5 year absence tonight, with Nathan now the UCCF staff worker for the whole region. We were hosted by the Precentor, the Reverend Canon Aidan Platten, who welcomed everyone warmly. I spoke from the pulpit (photo) and found it slightly harder being so far away from everyone, but connected more as the evening went on. By my third of three talks, I felt I was really there.

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Adrian is married to Julia. They have four daughters. He is based at Everyday Church in Wimbledon, and has written two books, "The Shock of Your Life" and "Aftershock," which tackles the strongest objections to Christianity in the form of a novel.