a shot of the drive in church in Newquay

Driving To Unite The Church

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The drive-in service launched by Wave House and two neighbouring churches in Newquay attracted widespread media attention for being England’s first drive-in church.


But pastor Matt Timms says unity between churches and seeing people come to faith have been his own personal highlights.

“When we went into lockdown and couldn’t gather together anymore we called the church to pray. We decided that for 40 days we would pray a blessing on our communities, and that we would pray for ten minutes each day at 10am and 10pm to seek God between ascension and Pentecost.

“We were like the Acts 2 church in lockdown in the upper room, waiting for the Holy Spirit. I heard the Lord say, ‘Matt, I want you to take the church outside.’ I was like, ‘OK, how’s that going to look?’

This article was taken from the October 2020 issue of Direction Magazine.

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