Preacher to give sermon

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ONE of Britain’s most celebrated preachers will speak at a service in Sudbury on Sunday.

The Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths, a former president of the Methodist Conference, will give the sermon at an ecumenical service linked to an exhibition of world-renowned Christian art currently on show in the town.

The collection – owned by the Methodist Church – can be seen at St Peter’s until August 21.

Organiser Graeme Garden said Lord Griffiths’ visit to St John’s Methodist Church for Sunday’s 7pm service was a coup for the town.

“He is a very famous preacher and we are lucky to get him,” he said.

Meanwhile, art lovers continue to flock to the free exhibition which is now in its fourth week.

“Some people come back several times, which is a good sign,” said Graeme.

“I think some who do now know of the collection come expecting to see a small town art exhibition and instead find an international one.”

l Powerful drama can be seen in St Peter’s on Tuesday evening when actor Mark Topping performs a one-man passion play.

Impossible God is written by his father, Frank Topping, a methodist minister who featured regularly in the Pause for Thought spot on Terry Wogan’s radio show.

Admission to the play, which starts at 7.30pm, costs £8.