POLEGATE held its first official Day of Prayer in the Chamber of the town council.
Christians from all churches were invited to join in prayers focused on sections of the community on Friday, April 27. The prayer focus included the young, the elderly, health and church communities.
Different people led prayers each hour, followed by a short break for refreshments and fellowship.
The day was opened by the Mayor of Polegate, Cllr Tim Voyce.
Cllr Voyce said: “I would like to compliment Angela Tanner and the organisers for the warm, friendly welcome given to all the many who attended and to congratulate them on the success of the day.”
The mayor now wants the event to become a permanent fixture in the town’s calendar.
He added: “I sincerely hope this will become an annual event in Polegate.”
Some 77 per cent of residents listed their main religion as ‘Christian’ in the last census for Wealden District although the exact breakdown for Polegate is not known, to date. A number of churches are recorded in the town centre. St John’s is one example – a well-known landmark building overseen by the Church of England. There is a lively community which meets there with a number of worship meetings held each Sunday – communion at 8am, morning prayer at 10.30am and sometimes evening services at 6.30pm.
“If you’re visiting the area, why not come along and say hello” is the friendly message given to visitors of all ages.