Eltham churches hold week of 24 hour prayers

 Churches of all denominations in Eltham, south London, began a week of 24 hour prayers yesterday. Daytime meetings are taking place at St Mary's Community Centre in the High Street and overnight prayers will take place in various local churches. The town of Eltham is an historic one with connections to Henry VIII and St Thomas More, whose daughter Meg lived there. In more recent times it hit the headlines for the racist killings of Stephen Lawrence, who died out side the Catholic church. Each day of the Week of Intercession, in Eltham, is being coordinated by a different person and has a different theme for the prayers. One day for example will focus on the various problems and challenges that people face in their home life, with the children, caring for the sick abuse, estrangement nd break up while another day will look at work related issues. Denise Curtin who is involved in the project said: This is a major project. I feel that it is the fruit of many prayer groups that have been praying for Eltham over the years. There have been many initiatives including a prayer walk round Eltham's Christian churches and schools." Denise said she hopes to start a Mothers' Prayers group in Eltham after this week. If you would like more information contact Paul Clark on 0208 850 1811 or Joanne Murphy on 0208 859 0608. Source: Good News/Denise Curtin

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