Archive | August, 2017

An evening with John Archer

Brilliant Comedy Magician John Archer will be appearing at Allington Baptist Church on Friday 29th September and sharing his Christian testimony as part of his act.  John Archer was the first man to fool Penn & Teller in their ITV show, hosted by Jonathan Ross. He is a past winner of ‘The Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year’ and has spent almost three decades entertaining audiences all over the World with regular tours to entertain British troops serving overseas. In 2013 The show ‘Help My Supply Teacher is Still Magic’ which John starred in and wrote for, won a BAFTA at the Children’s BAFTA Awards. “You could put John Archer anywhere and he would kill an audience” PENN JILLETTE – Penn & Teller “His reputation in the magic world is among the very best. I’d recommend him unreservedly.” DERREN BROWN “John Archer will blow your mind. He is the funniest man I know. Seeing him perform is guaranteed to be one of the best experiences of your life!” DYNAMO


John Archer became a Christian when he started going out with a Christian girl at the age of 19, and was dragged along to church.  He heard a lot of sermons and asked a lot of questions, and then met a guy at Art college who played in a Christian rock band in the 80s.  This guy led him to faith, which came as a gradual process and then a point of decision.  John’s faith in God is a relationship which makes sense to him.  He now can’t imagine living without God in his life.  He finds being on the road gives him a lot of time for prayer.  John is a close friend with Christian comedian Tim Vine who he mat at Spring Harvest in 1994.  He says that his Christian faith and values are not an issue on the comedy/magic circuit, but the same as any Christian would have dealing with situations in any job.

We look forward to welcoming him to ABC for an entertaining and challenging evening.


Congratulations to our A level students on their successes this week.  We pray for you as you move on from school, that you will know God’s blessing in your future plans.  Whatever your results, may God strengthen you and reveal His plans of blessing for your future, as you look to Him.

Opening New Doors

Please bear with us as our summer building work is completed.  We pray that our new building will open new doors for us to go out into the community, and for people in the community to come in.