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Room for more at Hunstanton church

1st May 2008 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

A HUNSTANTON church is celebrating completing its extension, meaning it can welcome almost triple its current number of worshippers in future.

Tomorrow will be a big day for Hunstanton's The Way Christian Fellowship, as the group formally opens the new extension to its building in Downs Close.

The extension, costing close to 50,000, has increased the floor area of the building's cafeteria by half, and features a set of large folding doors between the worship room and cafeteria.

When opened, these allow the former worship room seating capacity of just over 80 to increase to about 230.

Mayor of Hunstanton, Councillor Richard Bird, will perform the opening ceremony, to be followed by a celebration service to dedicate the work for Christian purposes.

Roger Forster, founder and leader of Ichthus Christian Fellowship of South East London, will address the service, The Way Christian Fellowship being a link church of Ichthus Christian Fellowship.

Mr Forster has recently celebrated 50 years in Christian ministry. As well as leading Ichthus CF, he has been a leader of the house church movement since the 1960s.

He is a prolific author, sits on various boards of trustees for Christian organisations and was one of the founders of Spring Harvest, the biggest annual Christian gathering in Europe.

Mr Gordon Tanner, leader of The Way, said: "Visitors are more than welcome for the 4pm start, but we would appreciate a call on 01485 534226 if they wish to stay for the buffet afterwards."

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