New faith celebrations in Broadland
A new monthly meeting of “The Filling Station” will be starting in Hickling in October, bringing regular mid-week faith celebrations to the Broadland area. Tony Rothe reports.
This will be the second Filling Station meeting in Norfolk, as there is already a regular meeting at Swanton Novers, near Melton Constable, which meets on the fourth Monday of every month.
The Filling Station is a new informal way of expressing the Christian faith. Using local mid-week monthly celebration meetings in less traditional venues, they find that the local church is strengthened and helped in many ways. The Filling Station is not a new church denomination, rather it is a group of Christians who are celebrating their faith in God in an informal and authentic fashion.
The first meeting of the new group will be at 7.00pm on Monday October 12. The speaker will be James Nickols, pictured above, who is the Filling Station Regional Director. James is responsible for all the Filling Station meetings in the South East of England and East Anglia. He has a wealth of experience as a pastor and teacher. His passion is to see Christians living in the fullness of their personal relationship with Christ. He has led churches in Plymouth & London. He was also a youth worker in S.Africa for a period and spent a season at ‘Bethel’ church in Redding. He is currently a part time worker at his home church, Christ Church, Old Kent Road, Peckham.
The speaker at the following meeting on November 9 will be Richard Fothergill, who is the Filling Station founder and overall director. Richard’s brief is to grow the number and effectiveness of all of the Filling Station meetings now appearing in Britain and abroad, as a new Filling Station is opening every 2-3 weeks at the present time. He has been involved with church planting, and has led churches in London, Bristol and Cape Town, South Africa.