It’s not that long ago since Catholics thought of themselves as superior to other Churches and some other Churches thought themselves better than Catholics. While there are a few who still do, most recognise that this is a little conceited and that we can actually support each other.
Next week is a week of prayer for Christian unity. There are seven opportunities to attend different Christian Churches. Why bother?
- Because Jesus asks ‘that they may be one’ (Jn 17:11) and ‘whoever is not against us is for us’ (Mk 9:38) as does St Paul in his letters. Could anyone really doubt that Jesus would want us to do anything other than grow closer together?
- Because we can be more effective in bringing the good news to 100,000 people in our area if we work together.
- Because we can learn from and support each other in prayer.
The Churches are a real force for good in the town and surrounding areas. Starfish is a wonderful joint project that has run for many years and now we have the much needed Foodbank and more recent Winter Night Shelter (which currently provides food and accommodation for 10 rough sleepers). None of these would have been possible without Tamworth Churches being united. That begins with us praying together. Please join us.
Here are the seven opportunities:
Midweek meetings are 6.45 for 7.00 – 7.30 meeting, followed by refreshments
Friday 18th January New Life Methodist, Thackeray Drive
Saturday 19th January Tamworth Baptist Church Derwent (n.b. 9.10 am tea for 9.30 meeting)
Monday 21st January Glascote Methodist Church Neville St, Glascote
Tuesday 22nd January Elim Church Bamford Street
Wednesday 23rd January St Martin’s, on Ellerbeck, Stoneydelph.
Thursday 24th January St George’s, Glascote Bamford St.
Friday 25th January St Francis’ Church Masefield Drive
Sunday 27th January St Editha’s, Tamworth 6.00 – 7.00 pm (final main service)