Pray for churches in Hastings and St Leonards who are setting up a Christians Against Poverty Centre, based at St Leonards Baptist Church. From May 2013, with support from the Church Urban Fund, they will employ a centre manager for 2 days a week and train volunteer debt coaches. Other volunteers will befriend and support clients. They aim to support 40 clients in the first year. Partner churches are giving financial support to the project. They expect a proportion of their clients to be refugee/asylum seekers and people coping with substance misuse.
Pray for the Parish of St Peter’s Bethnal Green, and CTC’s Church-based Community Organiser Andy Walton who is based there. Pray for the Community Meal taking place at St Peter’s this Sunday, after the all-age Eucharist. The Community Meal will be a regular event, and is inspired and shaped by the Communion liturgy. It will ensure local people have a square meal – and enable those who live in food poverty to take surplus food home.