Nestled in the Cambridgeshire countryside, just a stone’s throw away from Ely is the tiny village of Prickwillow, home to one of the EBA’s smallest churches. Prickwillow Baptist Church is blessed by a handful of committed members who facilitate the weekly services, supported by a team of guest preachers from across the area.
Its chapel boasts an original pipe organ from 1875 and following the closure of the nearby Anglican church, Prickwillow is the final Christian place of worship still meeting in the village. One church’s loss is another’s gain, and Prickwillow has found itself with a new standing in the community as its spiritual hub. Requests are growing for the chapel to be used as a venue for funerals and christenings, and this in turn is presents fresh opportunities to build relationships with local people and develop ecumenical partnerships.
There is a desire to do more, but people power is in desperately short supply. Nevertheless, the upcoming harvest festival service remains an annual highlight, drawing upon the rich farming heritage of the village and providing a chance to bless those in need.
• Please pray for energy for the small but dedicated team who faithfully lead the weekly services.
• Pray for the current deliberations regarding a possible community open day, in particular thoughts about how this could encourage more in the village to engage with God.
• Pray for the Lord’s clear leading regarding the longer term future of the church.