Surfer Vicar to Host England’s First Ever Drive-In Church

Newquay Drive-in church

A surfer vicar in the coastal town of Newquay in the South of England hosted the first ever drive-in church in the country after overcoming local government opposition.

Health and safety restrictions initially threatened Reverend Matt Timms plans, but after support from the Christian Legal Centre and a local member of parliament, Cornwall County Council gave permission for the event to proceed on Sunday June 21.

Members of the Wave House Church were elated to have the opportunity to be out together again after months of lockdown. More than 50 vehicles arrived for the service which included worship, prayers and a Gospel message, followed by a screening of surfing film Unstoppable.

In an interview with the Global News Alliance Reverend Matt Timms of Wave House Church in Newquay, said it was remarkable to see the response to this local church event including reports from the national media including Sky News.

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SOURCE: Assist News