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Yare Valley Filling Station
South Norfolk Filling Station’s first delivery

The Yare Valley Filling Station opened Thursday March 17 and delivered its first monthly informal ‘celebration’ meeting, to over sixty adults at Alpington & Bergh Apton Primary School. Kevin Gotts reports. 

Opened by leader Al Evans, guests enjoyed homemade cakes, coffee, a contemporary worship group, before hearing an inspiring interview and then a presentation from James Nickols (pictured above), the regional director for London and the South East of the Filling Station movement.

James began, “There will be no formal agenda to follow, let’s spend some time being still before God.”

His following talk majored on Jesus’ practical teaching about Preaching – sharing what each has learned from their Christian journey; Heal the sick - being confident that every Christian can release the healing power of Jesus,  and Deliverance – not so widely understood in the West but increasingly valuable in hurt lives.

Some feedback:
 “It was great, I will be back next time,” said Julia.
 “Thanks for the personal invitation,” responded David.
 “Let’s thank God, it is his plan and not ours,” smiled Reet.

This is the fourth Filling Station in Norfolk, designed for supporting and “topping up” rural communities and churches.

Yare Valley FS Meetings are held monthly, on the third Thursdays (other than August and December), featuring a guest speaker, contemporary worship,  prayer and ministry and aim to be short, enjoyable and focussed in character.

The venue is the school’s new Hall, Wheel Road, Alpington, NR14 7NH. Next meeting is on Thursday April 21, with guest speaker David Elverson. Coffee and cake at 7pm for 7.30pm, all adults welcome.  9.15-9.30pm finish.  For more details: Al Evans, leader: 07760 770797; email  Web:  and Facebook: 


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