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15 May 2017 IN: Thy Kingdom Come
Following lots of prayer, setting up Pre-School Praise at St Mary’s Prestwich has attracted young families and enriched Sunday worship.
If you are in the vicinity of St Mary’s Church in Prestwich at coffee time on a Thursday morning you will hear the church bells ringing and see a convoy of mums and dads, pushing baby buggies, heading down Church Lane to the parish church.
They are there for the weekly Pre-School Praise which regularly attracts 70-80 people. Parents and carers find a warm welcome at the church and gather to sing songs, say prayers, hear bible stories, enjoy playing together and eat ‘the most fantastic cake in Prestwich!’ People always leave with a printed invitation to the service on Sunday and a prayer and Bible text to take home.
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Priest in Charge, Chris Wedge, is amazed how Pre-School Praise has taken off and met a need. He says: “We’ve tried to meet people where they’re at and meet their spiritual needs and social needs."