Sussex church sets up Brexit prayer chapel
A church in Horsham, West Sussex, has set up a Brexit stress chapel where people can ‘pray for the nation’, reports the West Sussex County Times.
St Mary’s Church in the town’s Causeway opened the prayer space after its 9.30am service on Sunday. It includes interactive prayer stations and a map of the UK which churchgoers can stick plasters onto, to help pray for healing.
Curate Rebecca Tuck said the chapel had received a “very positive” response from the congregation.
She added: “People have said they find it really helpful. They’re all very keen to be praying especially at this time as difficult political decisions are being made.
“We’re there to pray for whatever needs there are, and I think this one is a big one.”
Horsham MP Jeremy Quin, who goes to the church, will provide regular updates about what to pray about, Rebecca said.
The chapel also has various items designed to aid prayer.
Rebecca added: “It’s really helpful to have some idea of things to pray for. We want people to feel that there’s something positive they can do. Praying is always a positive action you can take.”
Photo: Curate Rebecca Tuck with the Brexit prayer map. Diocese of Chichester/West Sussex County Times
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