Night Church will be aiming to find 30 individuals, churches or organisations who would be willing to give on a monthly basis to support the work we do. It would be fantastic to have 30 people or groups who are interested and prayerful about Night Church.
As ‘Night Church – Chester’ becomes a charity in September, it finds itself without any funds. Therefore if you are able to give £5 a month then this would be a really wonderful contribution to the work and every small donation is significant for us.
Night Church has about 3000 visitors every year; it means hundreds of people come into church on Saturday nights on their way to pubs and clubs! Many are stunned to find St Peter’s open and it often leads to some amazing conversations about faith. Recently I chatted to a woman whose mother was dying of cancer; she was very upset and in fear of all that was to lie ahead for her family. We chatted and prayed together and as she left she said that she realised that if she was going to get through the coming months she didn’t need what she found out on the streets on Saturday nights, but what she did need was the Church. She said it was something she had never thought about before.
In early September some of our team travelled to Hull to train a group who will open a Night Church in Hull in October. This is an exciting development and we are keen to help and support them all we can but we will need some funds to do so.
We believe that Night Church is an important ministry in Chester and we would love to see it grow and develop. If you feel that you could be one of our 30 people/groups then please could you respond by emailing a pledge to using the contact us form. Once we are ready to receive funds through the new charity , we will be back in touch with the details of how you can make your donation – we will also let you know whether we reached our target of 30 supporters in 30 days! With every blessing, Gill Reeve