Posted by Phil on 21.02.2013
Ally Gillies is an intern with Sheddocksley Baptist Church. This was Ally’s first prayer space; “I didn’t really know what to expect when I visited my first prayer space at Hazelhead Academy. I can safely say that it was a huge success and that throughout the week, people from the school really connected with God, even though they may not have known who God is beforehand.”
Posted by Phil on 12.02.2013
“I was able to get rid of my worries and they’re not churning inside me.” Year 6 student. Christians from a variety of churches in Harlow hosted their first two prayer spaces in Milwards Primary and Holy Cross Catholic Primary Academy at the end of 2012. Here’s a few snippets from Phil Gray’s detailed report on how they got on, and what the students thought about it.
Posted by Phil on 01.02.2013
“Ugly. Fat. Unloved. Unpopular. These were some of the statements written down anonymously by students when they first entered Anam Cara at Maltings Academy in Witham. Granted, there were many positive comments too, but these were responses to our request to write down what they thought of themselves.” Matt Ager reports on the latest Anam Cara prayer space.
Posted by Phil on 23.01.2013
Between now and the start of the Summer holidays at the end of July, at least 18 prayer spaces are be hosted in schools around Oxfordshire. After hosting their third at the end of 2012, Oxford Spires Academy are now thinking and planning towards a permanent prayer space, in partnership with local Christians. Here’s Youth Worker, Clint Mcvea’s story-report.
Posted by Phil on 15.01.2013
Prayer spaces work best when they’re not one-off events, but part of the ongoing spiritual and pastoral life of a school. The permanent prayer space in Swindon Academy is a good example. Laura Rawson is a Youth Worker with Swindon Youth for Christ, and part of a chaplaincy team who have been working in the school for 40 years. She explains why this makes a difference.