Eastbourne civic prayer breakfast


The annual Eastbourne Civic Prayer Breakfast was held in the Congress Suite last month bringing together people from all walks of life across the town.

The 2015 event saw guests led in prayer by Bishop of Lewes Richard Jackson before a talk by Rachel Gardner, the youth worker who co-founded the Romance Academy which was the subject of a 2005 BBC documentary, No Sex Please We’re Teenagers.

She spoke on the revolutionary project that tackles the tough issues around teenagers and relationships and how the academy exists to help young people to build and sustain healthy relationships; to assist parents in understanding and supporting their children; and to lead the charge in establishing a framework of healthy relationships for young people.

Also at the event was Sussex Police chief constable Giles York, school headteachers, mayor Janet Coles, church leaders, politicians and young students from a variety of schools.