Wellingborough churches celebrate unity

The Wellingborough 500 Christian event will be held at The Castle
The Wellingborough 500 Christian event will be held at The Castle
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Everyone in Wellingborough is invited to a special night of unity and faith.

The Wellingborough 500 event, Hope for Wellingborough, is an opportunity for all Christians in the town to demonstrate their unity and support for one another.

The Rev Melvyn Pereira, of Gleneagles Church, said: “Much is happening amongst Christians in Wellingborough as God continues to bless this town. We have a Christian Member of Parliament; a well-equipped Christian youth project; the Daylight Centre caring for the homeless and underprivileged; new things happening with new ministers Rev Christine Ostler at St Barnabas and Duncan Wright at Mill Road Baptist; street pastors are on our streets every week; Compass Church has arrived; there’s a brand new church building at Wollaston Baptists; House of Victory have great new premises right in the centre of town; several of our churches are reporting growth – the list goes on.

“At Wellingborough 500 2013 we will celebrate what God is doing and more that God will do through his churches under the banner of ‘Hope for Wellingborough’. It is clear that crucial to our Christian communities making a positive and caring impact on Wellingborough and the surrounding area is our unity and care and support for each other. This is why Wellingborough 500 is such an important event. It is a chance for Christians of every denomination to worship and pray together, praying for the needs of our local community.”

Peter Bone, the MP for Wellingborough, the mayor and mayoress of Wellingborough and the leader of the council, Paul Bell, will all be at the event, which is being held at The Castle theatre on Saturday (October 5) from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6.50 and are available from The Castle box office on 01933 270007 and will also be available on the night.

Participating on the stage and leading the worship and prayer will be Bishop John of Brixworth, Pastor Easton Russell, the chairman of Churches Together in Wellingborough, and other local Christian leaders.

The special guest speaker is Roy Crowne, the executive director of Hope UK, and there will be music by the Wellingborough Worship Band and the Salvation Army Band.