Day 3Salford Circuit
Salford Circuit is asking serious questions about how we can best use our resources to serve God and to build his Kingdom, recognising that we cannot continue with everything as it has always been. Like so many places across the Connexion, we face falling numbers at worship, aging congregations, problematic buildings, and a lack of energy in some parts of the Circuit. In other places changes are being made, and new initiatives are bringing new life, new energy and renewed hope. Although we are down to two ordained staff, we are glad to welcome two lay staff to work alongside the people of the various church communities, and we are excited about new possibilities in the year ahead.
For our prayers
We pray for all who will lead the Circuit forward; ordained and lay staff, and lay leaders across the circuit. We pray for existent initiatives, such as Messy Church, Café Worship, Start and Midweek Worship, and for new initiatives planned in pastoral care, in developing discipleship, in activities for families, and in worship. We give thanks for the work of Irlam and Cadishead Foodbank, actively supported by the Circuit, where many needs are being met, week by week. We remember the people of Manchester Road, as they reach the place of “Mission completed.”