Christian Aid prayers:

Hope of a ceasefire in Gaza and a return of the hostages

Talks to bring about a ceasefire in Gaza and a return of the hostages appear to be progressing well. We pray that this may come about and will not just be a temporary pause but a permanent end to hostilities and the beginning of a dialogue to bring about a just peace for both Israelis and Palestinians. Please also pray that the much needed humanitarian aid will now get through and that those who have suffered so much trauma from this, particularly the children, will receive much needed help and support. Christian Aid has partners in Gaza and are responding as best they can with medical relief and community-led initiatives such as food, shelter, sanitation and cash. This includes building mobile bathrooms in four shelters to working with local farmers to get fresh vegetables for families that have left their homes to escape airstrikes.

Churches Together Lent study

A joint Lent study will be held at All Saints on Fridays 16th and 23rd Feb and 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd March. The material being used is ‘Finding a voice’ by Hilary Brand, based on the film ‘The Kings Speech’. It will start at 9.30am with Eucharist followed by coffee (10am) and study (10.15am), finishing by 11.30. People are welcome to come to all or any part of it.

Further details from Fr. James Mcdonald

Paul Tucker