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14 responses for salvation in Attleborough

14 responses for salvation in Attleborough

Adrian Holloway on December 18, 2022 with 0 Comments

Delighted to report that 14 people who told us they are not part of any church, prayed a salvation response prayer when I spoke at Christ Community Church, Attleborough’s Carol Service last night. The event took place at the former Hamilton Acorn factory which the church bought for just £200,000 earlier this year. They started meeting there on Sundays as recently as last month. The church now own an enormous site of 6.2 acres. That is not a typo. At 6.2 acres this is the largest local church venue I’ve ever spoken in. Of course, at the moment, the vast majority of it remains a series of huge empty buildings, but there are plans to repurpose the whole thing. Hamilton Acorn made brushes there, as in high end painting and decorating brushes. The factory was a major employer in a town of 10,000 inhabitants. The factory closed its doors in 2017. The church, led by Rob Tervet, made an opening bid of £0. Also not a typo. That is the cheekiest opening bid imaginable. Anyway, I’m not sure you could officially call it a miracle, but for someone who’s lived in London for so long, 200k is a sensationally cheap price for such a colossally large building. The church now meet in a bit of it (pictured) which they’ve converted at short notice. This is a huge step forward for a church which launched a national evangelistic initiative called “Who Cares?” a few years ago. The driving force behind that is church leader Rob Tervet. Julia and I have been good friends with Rob and Christine Tervet for many years, after camping next to each other at the nearby Newday festival when our children were young. It was a privilege to speak at Rob’s church for the first time. A great Carol Service. Twice their normal Sunday attendance. A great Saturday night in Norfolk.



about the author

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.