The Red Letter Project at St John’s Great Horton – The charity’s ethos is Christian, but its services and activities are open equally to people of all faiths and those of none. We seek to address issues of poverty in our community of Great Horton and Lidget Green:
• Poverty of resources – when people lack sufficient resources e.g. income, skills, qualifications or health to achieve a good standard of living
• Poverty of relationships – when people lack strong and supportive relationships, resulting in loneliness, isolation, stress and the loss of peace
• Poverty of identity – when people lack self-worth and a belief in their own ability to respond to challenges.
We have approximately 35 volunteers across the services we are currently running:
• A food bank; community shop and free cafe with advice workers from CHAS
• A lunch and activity club aimed at ; but not exclusively for; the elderly
• Managing the public library
• Pre-school provision
• English classes
• EU Settlement advice sessions
• Small group youth work
• Family Film events
Please pray:
1. We are beginning to see more people engage with Alpha, the Start Course and invitation events. We have seen several people come to faith and become members of the church family. Please pray that this would continue and increase.
2. Give thanks for our many committed volunteers and pray that each one can continue to serve with love
3. Please pray for resources- to be able to keep offering free and subsidised services
4. For continued good relations with partner organisations- Bradford Youth Services; Age UK; Tesco; Storehouse; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust; Horton Community Farm and others.
5. For God’s guidance for new initiatives