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J John bows out in record style; MASS ANOINTING WILL FOLLOW EVANGELIST'S FINAL SERMON.

THE largest mass anointing England has ever seen will take place in the Coventry Cathedral ruins tonight following the final appearance by preacher JJohn.

The preacher has attracted congregations of more than 2,000 to his updating of the Bible's Ten Commandments and his sessions have had a dramatic effect on the lives of some people.

Many have returned stolen goods and money, a number of weapons have been returned and hundreds have asked for more Christian instruction.

Following the final talk tonight - which deals with the commandment "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" - the congregation and the bishops and archdeacons of Coventry and Warwick and cathedral canons, as well as representatives of all Christian denominations, will move into the ruins for the anointing.

The clergy will talk to those present and send them out into Coventry to live their commitment to the Ten Commandments.

Mr John said: "In the 21st century so many people have other gods - money, success, beauty - that the true God is often forgotten."

During the evening, Mr John will also be presented with a cross of nails by the Provost of Coventry, the Very Rev John Petty, in recognition of his work during his 10-week mission.

Tonight's sermon begins at 7.30pm.
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Author:Goulden, Barbara
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jul 4, 2000
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