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tough talkNorwich church moves to wrestling ring 

A Norwich church has temporarily relocated to a boxing ring where self professed 'hard men' will tell their stories of finding faith. The first Tough Talk event is set for November 20.

Radical Church has been temporarily re-located to the World Association of Wrestling.

Senior pastor Matt Richards said, "Instead of being sad about losing the use of our Jesus warehouse we are embracing it as an opportunity to reach those not used to church."

Radical Church is organising services from the wrestling ring starting on Sunday November 20, which they have entitled 'Tough Talk'.

Matt said, "We are wanting to invite churches to bring loved ones unchurched and unsaved to come and hear the testimonies of some ex bouncers, ex body builders, debt collectors and overall hard men.
We are looking to bless the wrestling and boxing community as well and guarantee that if you bring someone the Gospel will be preached. Lives will be changed, and hope will be spread."

Event details

Sunday November 20
World Association of Wrestling, 3A Diamond Road, Norwich, NR6 6AN

What is Tough Talk?
Tough Talk is a registered charity dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in an informal way that appeals to people who would not normally go to a church meeting. Tough Talk is made up of a group of men with backgrounds of ex-bouncers and ex-East End hard men who have turned their backs on their past. Many of the team are very keen powerlifters. All the team feel that having let God into their lives, they now have an urgent need to share their experiences with the hope of helping others. They have found that the message of hope in Jesus Christ reaches people from all backgrounds and age groups.

Helen Baldry, 16/11/2022

Helen Baldry
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