Our first ‘Take Back The Streets’ prayer meeting took place yesterday, with a good number of people coming to pray either in church or on the streets:

Two groups went out to pray on the main road through Goldthorpe, praying for our local shops, primary school, local library and Cherry Tree Court, among other things:

We gave thanks for the regeneration that has already taken place on the Goldthorpe Railway Cuttings site, which was an eyesore for many years as the former mining railway line was a place for fly-tipping. Now, thanks to volunteers from the community, it is a beautiful green space (we’ll be holding our next Family Fun Day there on 15th April).

However, there are still many areas where fly-tipping and litter are spoiling our community, and we pray that we will be able to make Goldthorpe physically beautiful as well as praying for spiritual growth and revival. The gas canisters abandoned at the bottom of Beever Street indicate the needs people have and the wrong solutions they employ to meet those needs.

Our thanks to all who have taken the call to prayer to heart; our next meeting will be on Saturday 4th April.