Car Boot Ministry in Bingley
It began one Sunday morning when the Revd John Ineson and his wife couldn't get through their local town because the roads were packed with hoards of people going somewhere. They stopped and followed them, and found that their destination was a car boot sale.
John goes to the Bingley site on the third Sunday of each month. He says: "We give out between 15 and 20 Bibles each time; and that's amazing really, as it takes a lot of courage at a crowded boot sale to come over to us, with our big sign saying 'Free Bibles', and ask if they can have one.
"Thousands of car boot events take place throughout the UK, with a possible attendance in the summer months of over 1.5 million. (Some Sundays there are over 5000 sales, so with just 300 attending each, you'd reach 1.5 million.) At Bingley there can be over 200 sellers alone, with hundreds of buyers attending".
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