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Weekly Prayer Focus

Each week the Eastern Baptist Association will produce a Weekly Prayer Focus for a different member church across the region. We hope you will be able to use the article and accompanying PowerPoint and PDF to encourage you and your churches in prayers for others in the association.

All Nations for Christ Baptist Church is a small congregation, largely Nigerian church which meets in Harold Hill – just north of Romford as you travel West towards London. They joined the EBA about a year ago and the minister in charge is Revd Peter O Adenmosun. Services are currently held in a public rented hall, Betty Strathen Hall, Myrtle Road, Harold Hill with weekly prayer meetings and Bible studies in a member’s house. The transient nature of people who attend the church means new faces are constantly replacing those who have moved on, so attendance could be anywhere between 25 to 50, including children. Weekly Bible study and prayer meetings are complemented by regular monthly seminars and Annual Revival of His Church programs at…

Arbury Road Baptist Church is a short bike ride from Cambridge city centre and is passionately seeking to ‘know and make known the hope and life of Jesus’ in North Cambridge. The fellowship at Arbury Road have been served by their Minister, Revd Matt Rowe, for four and a half years, along with Erica Bowler, as their Community/Pioneer Minister in Training for the last three years. Over this time, the church have clarified their values and explored the missional opportunities that are present within North Cambridge. As part of this process, they conducted a community survey to listen to the needs of the local community that highlighted four key areas that the church are now seeking to respond to. Alongside Wonderfully Made, a creative cafe…

The pretty seaside town of Aldeburgh is set on the Suffolk coast and in the middle of its high street sits Aldeburgh Baptist Church. Despite being a popular tourist destination with many holiday lets, there remains a year-round vibrancy to the town most famous for being the home of composer Benjamin Britten. Despite being modest in number, the church remains at the heart of this community, with midweek activities including art and lunch clubs and a playgroup complementing the Sunday service. For almost eight years Aldeburgh Baptist has supported the work of a parish nurse two days per week, after recognising a need around them. Their nurse, Ali, mainly visits local elderly and infirm residents, liaising with other healthcare professionals and agencies where appropriate. This…

ZBC is located in the centre of Cambridge and has been led by Revd Gale Richards since 2016. ZBC is a small congregation which has a significant engagement with the local community. The church has run a ministry of weekly English language classes for new arrivals to the UK for the past eleven years. Two years ago, the church also started a weekly café for conversational English. A combined total of more than 150 people attended these classes or the café during the last academic year. For more than thirty years the church has run a Pensioners’ group that serves the wider community, which has helped many people find friendship and a renewed sense of purpose in later life. The Anglia Ruskin University campus is…