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REVEREND Ian Spence with congregation members Jean Bernard and Pauleen Stableford.

Press Release 

Cars washed in Holy water. 

Sunday 14th May 2006.

 Members of a Manchester church are cleaning cars with Holy water.  In an attempt to be environmentally friendly and serve the community, church attendees will use the water from the morning’s Baptismal service to wash local vehicles.

The Baptistry pool where a young person is to be baptised by full immersion at 11am holds a number of gallons of water which the church are keen not to simply pull the plug on afterwards.  Invitations to have a free car wash have been sent to local residents and the churchgoers will clean cars at 1pm.

 Minister of Levenshulme Baptist Church, Ian Spence said “We are pleased to offer a different kind of service to the community.  I can’t promise however that the cars will run problem free as a result of the special water used”.

More information: Ian Spence:  0161 431 0669

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Photo opportunity available – Sun 14th May 1.30pm.

Levenshulme Baptist Church, Elmsworth Avenue, M19 3NS 
SPLASH: Ian Spence and Claire Peel.Holy Water Car Washes       (See Press Release Below) -         Press Coverage


Thurs 11 May -BBC Radio Manchester (GMR) - Ian Interviewed live

Thurs 11 May -South Manchester Reporter...     Click here for their report

Fri 12 May -    Manchester Evening News...        Click here for their report

Fri 12 May -    BBC News web site...                   Click here for their report

Fri 12 May -    Ceefax teletext

Fri 12 May -    BBC Radio 2 - Steve Wright in the Afternoon mentioned.

Fri 12 May -    Channel M Television report

Fri 12 May -    ALL FM - news item

Sat 13 May -   BBC World Service Latin America

                     Click here for their Spanish report

Sat 13 May -   BBC Radio 5 Live - Ian interviewed live

El pastor lavando un auto Agua bendita para lavar el auto
Una iglesia cristiana de Manchester, Reino Unido, ofrece el servicio de lavado de automóviles con agua bendita.

Sun 14 May -  BBC 1 North West Tonight - feature

Sun 14 May -  The Sunday Times...                    Click here for their report

Mon 15 May - Channel M Television - feature

Tues 16 May - Professional car care (USA)        Click here for their report

Wed 17 May - ALL FM Community show

Thurs 18 May - The Guardian Click here for their report and scroll down         

Tues 23 May - AutoExpress Magazine feature Click here for their report

August -           Inspire magazine Click here for their report

August -           South Manchester Reporter followup story

August -           Newspapers across USA

Latest - And now it makes Australia! - Sydney Morning Herald.