DIY church: It’s beautifully ramshackle, but it works

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today

It was driving past The Bull and Gate pub in North London that did it. Because no longer was it the archetypal dodgy music boozer. Instead it’s a gastro pub and it is as if all those gigs and good times never happened.

I’ve got an interest to declare. Back in the ’80s I was obsessed with music. I read about it, talked about it and sang in a band. Didn’t we all!

Bull and Gate

It was an odd time in a way. The post New Wave generation really went for it. Music venues sprang up, although they were in pretty rough areas. Bands put out singles and the radio played them – sometimes.

It was all fuelled by a new journalism that championed the underdog and used a lot of the terminology you’d find on English Literature degrees at new universities. It was a thriving scene and I

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