Church Growth Trust (CGT) has let its church property in Norwich called Antingham Hall, located on the Heartsease Estate in the north east of the City. The assembly at the Hall made the decision during 2020 that they could no longer hold meetings and so we have been seeking another tenant to run with the baton of gospel proclamation from the Hall. Following a period of marketing the property to find an evangelical church, an offer for the tenancy was made by local organisation Call 2 Prayer, a charity formed in 2009, that offers a number of ministries and resources. These include Teaching the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith, Discipleship Courses and Prayer for the Persecuted Church. After a period of reflection, prayer and discussion with Call 2 Prayer, we believed that God was calling us to let to Call 2 Prayer.
Jill Gower, Director of Call 2 Prayer, said, “God has been good to us in the provision of this wonderful building, which will allow us to continue our ministry after a really challenging period during Covid. We are grateful for the gracious way in which the assembly has helped us plan for our occupation and have improved the building, leaving it in such good condition. We look forward to working with Church Growth Trust in the years ahead.”
Speaking for Church Growth Trust, Chief Executive Giles Arnold said: ”We are very pleased that Call 2 Prayer have agreed to take the tenancy of the property. As there was no evangelical church interested in taking the property, we are delighted to let it to this evangelical ministry. We look forward to the Lord using their ministry to bless those living on the Heartsease Estate and the neighbouring areas of Norwich.”