Monday 12th February 2024
Great time at King’s Church, Darlington

Great time at King’s Church, Darlington

Adrian Holloway on March 12, 2023 with 0 Comments

I was delighted to be asked to lay one of the foundation stones (see pic) “for the next 30 years” of King’s Church, Darlington, this morning. It was a privilege. And it was great to see Mike Coltman, who now leads the church with his wife Jenny leading worship this morning at the King’s Centre. My first Sunday morning ever speaking there.

In fact my previous Sunday morning there was when the church was founded 30 odd years ago. I remember getting a coach from Emmanuel Church Durham down for a regional meeting in Darlington when Bryn Jones spoke. Those were great days, church planting both into Newcastle and Darlington while I was at university in Durham.

Today was the first Sunday morning that I’ve shared the story of our friends Tanya & Nadim Ednan-Laperouse. This was during an interview before the preach. And amazing to meet a civil servant afterwards, who was a first time visitor, who told me she’d been part of the team who drafted “Natasha’s Law” which Tanya & Nad inspired into government legislation.

Delighted to hear also from Mike that someone became a Christian this morning. A great trip!



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.