The Attendant Coffee Shop in a Victorian Loo
Almost bowled over Hugh Palmer of All Souls who happened to be ambling past as I rushed (alas for my miraculously accurate time-keeping so far this year, 20 minutes late!) to meet up with some folk from New Word Alive at The Attendant (Downstairs, 27a Foley Street, London W1W 6DY).
We didn’t quite get to catch up much because ex-Victorian loo aspect with its pretty urinals and later-addition hand-dryers made for good conversation with the strangers we were sharing the table with.
Conversation soon turned to the Christian faith. And I had a good chat with the nice chap sitting next to me about the historicity of the Bible, the fulfilment of Old Testament promises in Jesus, and the evidence for the death and resurrection of Jesus .
It had been a long day starting with setting up breakfast at 6.45 a.m., followed by Bible study for city workers at 7.45 a.m., a 121 on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, then talking with an American who thought I had a British accent, then working through Daniel 6 and 7 while the Mandarin ministry pastor sharing the room listened and critiqued a sermon given by another staff, and on to SLOB for Daniel 6 and 7, and a hastily gobbled lunch while reading the day’s Financial Times, working on a talk on Matthew 11, before talking to an apprentice who’d just been told he would not be staying on for another year…
Greatly enjoyed the discussion though, and was massively energised to chat more with one of the NWA folk as we went grocery shopping and then to go on to complete the day would end at around 10 p.m. with a Bible study on the Gospel of Mark.