Uniting in prayer for our town

I WOULD like to thank everyone involved in The Mayor’s Day of Prayer last Thursday (January 20).

It was held at the Eastbourne Town Hall and well over 350 people attended during the day.

It was an amazing time and my thanks go to Bishop Wallace Benn for starting off the day at 10.30am and then returning where he kindly closed the day at 7pm!

I would also like to thank Linda Owen and the Prayer Centre team for using their database to contact churches and their leaders from all over the town and my grateful thanks to all the church leaders who enthusiastically led half hour prayer slots through out the day.

We prayed for the people of our town and for its many agencies, services and projects.

I think we covered every age group and district.

Thanks to my PA Nicola Metcalfe and the Mayors driver Robert for all they did to help make the day a success.

Most importantly thank you to all the good folk who came along and joined me in prayer without whom it would have been a tad lonely!

I hope we can make this an annual event because I know we need to call on God and uniting in prayer for our town is both radical and exciting.

Councillor Carolyn Heaps

Mayor of Eastbourne