Praying in February 2020

Please pray as a small group determine a new job description, working areas and responsibilities of a new Parish Youth & Families Worker. We hope to be ready to appoint during 2020.

We give thanks for Andrew Russell’s careful leadership in the parish as Treasurer – he has recently stepped down and we pray for Colin Aiken as he takes over this role. We give thanks and pray for those who serve on our PCC Admin & Finance Committee.

Pray for the Alton Town Pastors as they minister around the town on Friday and Saturday evenings – that they may have good conversations and help people in all sorts of ways. Pray for the co-ordinating team (Christine Parker, Jane Ballard, Sally Kemp and Howard Wright) and this valuable ministry. They need more volunteers so pray that people may be prompted to help.

The General Synod of the Church of England meets between Monday 10th and Thursday 13th February in London. Pray for those who represent our Diocese as they discuss and support developments for the ongoing life of our church. Pray for Archbishop Justin Welby in his leadership.

We pray for the Kings Arms Project giving much needed youth provision to the town. We seek God’s blessing particularly on Lisa Hillan as she leads this work.

For the local Christians Against Poverty centre based at The Alton Maltings Centre. We pray for Mark Rumsby who co-ordinates its work, the volunteers and those it helps and encourages. Pray for the appointment of a new debt coach.

We have committed to being Fairtrade Churches and we support Fairtrade Fortnight (24th February – 8th March). Pray for the producers who grow the products giving thanks for the difference Fairtrade makes to their lives and communities. Pray for our dedication to the cause.