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Story of Amazing Grace set for Norwich church 
The true story of John Newton turning from a slave trader into a church leader and writer of hymn Amazing Grace can be enjoyed at St Stephen’s church in Norwich at 7pm on Saturday June 11 as part of the Celebrate Norwich & Norfolk weekend.

John Newton - Amazing Grace is Saltmine theatre company’s portrayal of the life story of the slave trader turned church leader and hymn writer. It has been enjoyed by audiences throughout the UK, in theatres, churches and arts festivals and features live music and singing, this moving tale celebrates the power of Love and Grace to transform a life.  

Press-ganged into the navy at 19, flogged for desertion and torn from the girl he loves, John Newton feels he has nothing to live for. Making his way into the harsh world of the eighteenth century transatlantic slave trade, he makes his living as an abusive trafficker of human flesh.

He is a man beyond redemption, making enemies of all he meets, on his way to hell. Then, one stormy night, with his ship going down, he faces certain death... and nothing is the same again. This is a powerfully moving story of slavery, freedom and the remarkable power of love and grace to transform a life.

The performance takes place on Saturday June 11, from 7pm at St Stephen’s Church, Norwich, NR2 1QP and is suitable for those aged 12 and above.

Tickets: Adults £10, Young people (age 12 and over) £5, Students and Seniors £8

You can book online here or call 01603 617697.