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Speaking at Beacon Church Carol Services
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Speaking at Beacon Church Carol Services

Adrian Holloway on December 20, 2021 with 0 Comments

13 people, who told us they are not part of any church, prayed a salvation response prayer when I spoke at The Beacon Church Camberley’s Carol Services yesterday. 115 attended the 4pm service and 112 attended the 6.30pm, which was a great turn out given the foreboding Covid circumstances. These were my first Carol Services at our new home church, and it is a great privilege to be in a church with such a tremendously gifted group of musicians. The Carols were led by the multi-talented Tim Chapman, and as I write this I can still hear Rachel Chapman singing “Noel, Noel, Come and see what God has done!” by Chris Tomlin – a spine tingling performance item half-way through the services. We had a separate kids Christmas party throughout the first Carol Service which was tremendous fun. Of course if Covid had never happened, I think we would have had many more attend. With facemasks and omnicron, we still had loads of first time visitors, some who had found The Beacon Church online and turned up knowing no-one, and others who had come as a result of a leaflet drop of homes around The Village Hotel in Farnborough. Looking through the comment cards of those who have responded, I can see that there are some who we can’t follow up because they have not left enough details, and some whose names I recognize who, for all I know may be making a re-commitment, but there are others who are responding to Jesus for the first time, who have “come to see what God has done”.

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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.