Pray for the Parish of St James’ Gloucester – one of the poorest in the Diocese. The Church Urban Fund is supporting St James in delivering a pilot project of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes for refugees and those seeking sanctuary in the UK.
Pray also for churches in Liverpool which are exploring involvement in broad-based community organising. CTC Director Angus Ritchie spent time training church leaders in the city last week, and discussing the theology which undergirds Christian engagement in the movement. Pray that these conversations will bear fruit, and in enable churches to take effective action with their neighbours for social justice.