You can pray for Yorkshire!

Welcome to the first Gospel Yorkshire prayer update.  We want to thank you for all your prayers and support, as we seek to help churches plant churches across Yorkshire.

“Why not now?”

Our launch conference, on the 7th October, was an excellent day.  We were excited to see so many people express their interest in Gospel Yorkshire, and their desire to share in the work of seeing new Gospel churches planted across our county.  You can read a report of the day here.

But now we thinking about the next steps.  Below are reports from the work going on in each of our four regions.  Please do thank the Lord for what He is already doing, and continue to bring before Him the need and opportunities that exist across the county.

North Yorkshire

Give Thanks for:

  • a church planter keen to move to Scarborough in April/May 2017.
  • a good number of churches supporting North Yorkshire Gospel needs.

Please Pray for:

  • wisdom for how to church plant in the numerous rural smaller places in North Yorkshire.
  • the Lord to provide all the support needed (people, finance etc) for the Scarborough church plant(er).

East Yorkshire

Give Thanks for:

  • the plant that is being planned for East Hull by Jubilee Church.
  • the conversations that have resulted in more contact with ministers in the region.
  • a man in theological training who is interested in East Yorkshire.

Please Pray For:

  • more contacts with people on the ground.
  • enough traction so we can have a first meeting to identify places to plant.
  • growing cooperation between Gospel Churches.


South Yorkshire

Give Thanks for:

  • clear development of strategy, with the region being split into four areas – Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley and Sheffield.
  • young men in training who are keen to return to ministry in South Yorkshire.

Please Pray for:

  • wisdom as Church leaders from the four areas meet together to think through priorities
  • the many small churches in South Yorkshire.  Pray for wisdom over how to proceed in these areas.


West Yorkshire

Give Thanks for:

  • plans for Trinity Church, York and Christ Church, Derby to plant an International Presbyterian Church in central Leeds, led by Jonty Rhodes.
  • ongoing discussions with a potential planter for the Spen Valley.

Please Pray for:

  • Jonty Rhodes as he seeks to build a team and raise the necessary funding for the plant in central Leeds.
  • wisdom from the Lord for the potential planter and his family, as they think and  pray about the opportunity in Spen Valley.
  • wisdom on how to meet the need for churches in other priority areas; West Bradford, East Leeds, Halifax and Keighley.


Developing the Vision

Please pray for the committee as they meet to develop a clear strategy for the coming year, including working out pathways into local ministry and building a larger support-base.



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