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Norfolk leads the way in schools initiative

SwingFriendsNorfolk has been chosen as one of the first regions in the country to launch a new initiative seeking to bring real change in the nation's schools. 


Christians from across the area are being invited to Norwich Cathedral on October 13 to hear about the idea and begin to form groups to pray strategically for their local schools.


Pray for Schools is a partnership between CARE, Youth for Christ, Scripture Union, New Generation, and Churches together in England. The heart of the partnership is to inspire and release ongoing prayer for schools in the UK, initially through a series of events and online networking. 


Nathan Iles of British Youth For Christ said: “There are 28,000 schools in the UK, just imagine the potential for change if every school were to be linked with a local prayer group who could pray for pupils, teachers, discipline issues, families, educational developments and much more.”


The event in Norwich is being co-ordinated by Norwich Youth For Christ. Mark Tuma, NYFC Director, said: “It is exciting for Norfolk to be leading the way in an initiative like this. I believe it is vital for our country that schools are given high regard by the church, and one excellent way of putting that into action is to be committed in praying meaningfully for our local schools. I hope that Christians from every church in the region will get involved in this partnership, and pray for God's blessing in every one of our schools.”


The evening, which starts at 7.30pm, will give people a vision of the possibilities of such a co-ordinated prayer strategy, and reveal resources to help local groups continue in their prayer. Fittingly for an event designed to inspire prayer there will also be times of prayer and worship.


The event at the Cathedral is one of just two launches taking place this year, with the other being in Nottingham, and a full nationwide tour will commence in Spring 2009.

For more details contact Norwich Youth For Christ, 36 St. Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1LL

Tel: 01603 620678.


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