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New S Norfolk venue hosts Filling Station Founder  

Richard Fothergill, the Founder and International Director of The Filling Station Trust, will speak at the Yare Valley Filling Station on October 20 when they move to a new, larger venue in Bergh Apton, south of Norwich.

Richard Fothergill is an ordained minister who started The Filling Station network over ten years ago, out of the Church of England in the West Country.  On Thursday October 20, 7.30pm Richard will speak at the Yare Valley Filling Station now in Bergh Apton about the vision for Filling Stations and what God is doing across the Filling Station network.

There is now a growing network of over 80 Filling Stations around the world including four Filling Stations in Norfolk.  It is Richard’s role to grow the number and effectiveness of the Filling Station meetings in Britain and abroad.  

Using monthly mid-week evening ‘celebration’ meetings held in non-church venues Filling Stations offer high quality speakers and teachers, contemporary sung worship and powerful, accessible prayer ministry. Their meetings are designed to be overtly spiritual but presented in a manner that those outside the church would feel comfortable. 

Yare Valley Filling Station, which began in March 2016, will meet for the first time in their new venue of Green Pastures Garden Centre, Bergh Apton just a mile from the previous venue of Alpington School.

Kevin Gotts from the Leadership Team of Yare Valley Filling Station said: “We are very grateful for our first 6 months of meetings at the Alpington School new hall.This new venue by kind permission of the owners, will provide a one-stop venue to enable the popular Yare Valley Filling Station to serve and welcome even more folk and build friendships.”

Green Pastures Garden Centre provides on-site parking, restaurant style facilities and seating for 140 guests.

Everyone is welcome on Thursday October 20 for an evening of fellowship and lively worship, followed by the main talk. There will also be a time for prayer ministry at the end of the evening.

The evening starts at 7pm with coffee, cakes and chat, for a 7.30 start and will finish at 9.30pm. All adults are welcome.

Green Pastures Garden Centre, Mill Road, Bergh Apton, Norwich, NR15 1BQ, (close to the A146 junction).

For further details, please contact Al Evans (leader) on 07760 770797 or email, web site: or visit the Facebook page.

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