"The Filling Station has been an amazing experience for me and has helped deepen my Christian walk in so many ways. From reading the Bible I always knew there was more to be discovered about Jesus and how we should worship as a Church and how we should operate in the gifts of the Spirit that the Lord has given us. Through the teachers that have so graciously given up their time to lead us, I have learnt many things in both the afternoon and evening sessions, so much so that I have been able to step out in faith myself and use the gifts that I always knew were there but was not using particularly. I am now part of the worship team leading worship at most meetings and I have found I can prophesy and teach, which are also gifts the Lord has given me. It is wonderful to meet with other Christians and experience worship together and the power of the Holy Spirit at these meetings. I have made many new friends but most of all I am being equipped to go outside the walls of the Church into the community as the Lord wants us to take what we have learnt to go and minister to other people.
Thank you Filling Station!"
Chef Boutonne FS, France
‘We have a house in a small village in
Western France called Chef Boutonne. We
also live in Stirling in Scotland. When in
France, we heard about a new Christian
meeting going on in our area in English and
wanted to find out more. We were amazed
to discover it was taking place each month
in our very own village! Our habit is to return
home to Stirling when we can so we were
amazed to discover an e-mail waiting for us
when we came back north last summer from
our minister, Rev Alistair Cowper, asking if
we would be interested in coming to hear a
chap from England, called Richard Fothergill,
share his vision for meetings called, the
‘Filling Station!’ We met with about twenty
others in the Church to hear about the Filling
Station idea & how these meetings work.
We were thrilled to be able to tell our friends
there what a good idea they are and that
we had been to one. They are a great place
to pray, worship, have some teaching and
generally get spiritually re-charged!’
Bob & Sandie Kerr
Chef Boutonne FS, France
"We met Don Latham, speaker at that
month’s Filling Station meeting in France,
and he helped us to pray together along with
our friend Andrew for the sale of our house.
Then just a few days later we did just that!
Now we are happily back in Yorkshire living
with my mother and we get the keys to our
new house very soon!
At that meeting Don gave us both a New
Testament to read and advised us to talk
with the Lord. I am really happy to say
that we have read the book cover to cover
and we pray regularly together and give
thanks for all the wonderful things that have
happened to us. We joined the church in
Roberttown, where we feel so welcomed
and have made many new friends, which is
We were baptised during the summer and
confirmed in September. We have so much
to give thanks for and we want to say thank
you to you all at the Filling Station, as you
were there for us just when we needed you.
You re-introduced us to the Lord and he has
made such a difference to our lives, praise
be to God."
Lynn & Alan Gledhill
Vendee South FS, France
"Many of us will have heard about the Filling Station and how an increasing number of people are being affected by the Lord through it’s network of meetings. Young and old, inside & outside the Church, these meetings are permeating the countryside with faith. It is so evidently a work of God as the fruit is clear to see!"
Rev Paul Perkin, St.Mark’s, Battersea Rise, London
2nd March 2015
Richard Fothergill Director of the Filling Station Trust has confirmed that several new meetings are starting in France & in Switzerland a meeting started in Villar-sur-Ollon on Monday 9th March 2015 at 8pm. and will run fortnightly.
The Meeting planned for Grenoble will now start on May 6th. Two further meetings are starting in the Dordogne, one near Bergerac and the other near Condom, further details in due course
See Where in France
Michael Hepper leads in Yorkshire.
The Wensleydale meeting has indeed started. It went very well for Michael , for those who don’t know he was the previous Chaplain of Christ the Good Shepherd in the Charente.
They expected about 40 and 75 turned up! The room was too small and about 10 were sitting out in the corridor trying to hear. The team’s moral is pretty high as a result. . They drew guests from quite a large area and told me afterwards that 4 other clergy were present.