A weekend of prayer

MEMBERS of St Gregory’s Church in Sudbury have organised a weekend of non-stop prayer when they are hoping to say a prayer for every one of the 5,000 houses in the parish.

Invitations have been delivered to homes asking for prayers requests, which will be said over the weekend of June 17 to 19.

The Rev Helen Mitchell said: “We want to show the town that we are here for our community and we want to lift the concerns of the town to God in an intensity of prayer to support those around us.”

She added: “We promise we will pray for every request we receive and that there will be someone in the church praying for Sudbury and its people every moment of the day and night for 48 hours.”

The weekend starts at 10am on June 17 and finishes on Sunday when the Bishop of Dunwich, the Rt Rev Clive Young, will lead the Eucharist Service at 10am.

During the weekend, there will be various activities for visitors to join in with, including a prayer journey around the church and a large labyrinth symbolising a spiritual journey.

Prayer request cards are available from the Free Press office in Borehamgate and can be filled in and dropped into boxes at Sudbury Library, Kingfisher Leisure Centre, the Tourist Information Centre and the church itself.