Renowned authors and speakers visit Ahoghill

Tuesday October 2nd 2007

Adrian and Brigid Plass who will be speaking in Ahoghill.St Colmanell's Church, Ahoghill, plays host to renowned Christian authors and international speakers Adrian and Bridget Plass later this month.
Addressing the theme of ‘Clearing away the Rubbish,’ Adrian and Bridget will be at St Colmanell’s on Saturday October 27.

The day begins with coffee and tea in the parish hall at 10.30am followed by Session one in St Colmanell's to include worship (led by the church's Jubilate praise group) and the first talk by Adrian and Bridget.

Attendees are asked to bring a packed lunch, and drinks will be provided in the parish hall.

Afternoon worship and a talk will be followed by tea and coffee, and after this Adrian will speak about his work with ‘World Vision’ to sponsor a child. The official day programme should finish around 4:30pm (excluding World Vision).

Adrian Plass is an international speaker who has produced more than 20 books in the last 18 years. Best known is the Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, a gentle satire on the modern church, which has sold more than a million copies worldwide.

In recent years Adrian has been in demand as a speaker in venues as varied as prisons, churches, theatres, literary dinners, festivals and schools.  His live performances combine humour, poetry and story telling, usually revolving around his struggles as a Christian and a human being.

Their material includes both light hearted and serious reflections on Christian living, the church, marriage and family life.

A ‘bemused Anglican,’ Adrian lives with his wife Bridget in a small market town near the South Downs in the county of East Sussex . Bridget has written three books herself for the Bible Reading Fellowship.

Adrian’s motivation is his love of Jesus expressed eccentrically. His passion is to communicate the need for reality in faith, and a truth he learned during an extremely difficult stage in his life: "God is nice and he likes me."

There will be opportunity at all the Saturday sessions to make a freewill offering to defray some of the expenses of the weekend.
For further information contact: Rev Mark and Mrs Jo Loney, Ahoghill and Portglenone Rectory, 63 Crosskeys Road, Ahoghill, Ballymena, County Antrim BT42 2QX. Tel: 028 2587 1240 or email:

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