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/ 11 March 2014

‘St Nick’s Talks’ launched at St Nicholas Cole Abbey following impressive restoration work

Last week saw the re-opening of St Nicholas Cole Abbey, as a new centre for Bible-based workplace ministry in the Diocese of London.

Following extensive restoration work on St Nicholas Cole Abbey over the last two years, the building will now become the home of ‘St Nick’s Talks’, which aims to teach the Bible through weekly lunchtime talks, small group studies and one-to-one meetings across the City.

The restoration of St Nicholas Cole Abbey, which was originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1678, is an example of the 100 worshipping communities that the Diocese of London committed to create, or renew as part of Capital Vision 2020, its strategy to serve London in ways that are confident, compassionate and creative.

The project has primarily been led by Chris Fishlock, who also leads the St Nick’s Talks, helping people in the workplace to learn more about the Christian faith. The general restoration work has been funded by various Christian business men and women who are based in the City of London, so that other workers would have a chance to hear and respond to the Christian message.

Speaking after the launch event, Chris Fishlock said:

"The aim of the evening was to thank everyone involved in making this project a success. Many people have worked hard and I am immensely grateful to each one! We now look forward to launching the St Nick’s Talks on Thursday lunchtimes and pray that thousands will hear the truth of the Christian faith through the ministry based at St Nicholas Cole Abbey."

All of the meetings run by St Nick’s Talks will be suitable for people at every stage of Christian understanding, ranging from those who would call themselves Christians to those who are looking into the Christian faith. The Thursday lunchtime services will run from 1.05 to 1.35pm.The building will also be the home of The Wren, an artisan coffee shop.

There will be a series of exciting talks in the lead up to Easter which will include:

  • Eyes wide open; finding God today…
  • In a world of suffering, does God care?
  • Can we trust the bible today?
  • At last, a leader worth following…

For more information visit www.stnickstalks.org.

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