A new way of exploring the Christian faith has come to the Falmouth at the Penmorvah Manor Hotel, Budock Water in the form of a ‘Filling Station’ meeting.
This is a new form of worship designed for people who feel a spiritual need for God but may feel that for some reason, they can’t come to church. It has been found that The Filling Station will fulfil their needs.
These are a new cafe-style Christian celebrations which take place in venues such as village halls, converted barns, hotels & cafes across the country. They are relaxed and informal gatherings on a week day evening and give a different style of Christian experience.
The Filling Station movement was founded in a village in Wiltshire in 2006 and the new Falmouth Area Filling Station is the 52nd Filling Station to be set up across the UK, France, South Africa, Canada and Switzerland; it is the first in Cornwall. Many leaders from a variety of Christian communities including Falmouth, are excited about what they bring to an area. Over 2,500 people attend a Filling Station gathering somewhere each month.
The Falmouth Area Filling Station will take place on the 3rd Monday of a month, starting at 7.30pm. The gatherings will include celebration, learning about being a Christian, personal experience, reflection and discussion as well as high quality refreshments and fellowship. The meetings are free and open to all.
Charles Neate, of the team hosting the meetings, said ‘In a culture more familiar with cafes than Gothic church buildings, we are presenting the central core of our Christian faith in a manner, and unusual location that will appeal to a lot of people outside the traditional church’.
For more information contact Mr Charles Neate on: 01326 372742 or visit: thefillingstation.org.uk and look for the ‘Falmouth’ web page.
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