Christians Together in Torquay December News

I hope you’ve enjoyed a very happy Christmas and a good start to the New Year. Did everything go according to plan for your household? For me this Christmas there were any number of unexpected twists and turns and a number of our plans had to be altered or abandoned. Perhaps you’ve experienced that too over the last few weeks – illness, travel disruptions, family problems or other crises. We certainly don’t have to look far to see people in all sorts of need. There was even a “Christmas Goes Wrong Show” included in the BBC Christmas schedules!
As we begin 2020 let’s give thanks for God’s perfect plan – when the time was right God sent his Son (Gal 4.4), and at just the right time Christ died for the ungodly (Rom 5.6).   Our God is never surprised or caught out by the unexpected. This year let’s continue to trust to his perfect plans and perfect timing!
The latest from CTT:
  • CTT Prayer Breakfasts will begin on 1st February at 8am at Central Church – note that there is no prayer breakfast this Saturday
  • The Winter Night Shelter (ToWNS) kicks off in Paignton tomorrow evening (3rd January) and will move to Torquay on 7th February. Please pray for all concerned, good health for coordinators and volunteers, and a touch of heaven’s love for all our guests
  • A United Service for the World Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place at the Assumption Church, Abbey Road, at 6pm on Sunday 19th January, when Rev Angela Sumner of Torbay Hospital Chaplaincy Team will be our guest preacher
  • Sunday 5th April – CTT United Palm Sunday Service at Central Church 6.30pm
  • Good Friday 10th April – Walk of Witness from outside Torquay Town Hall 12 noon
Other dates and news to share:

  • Starting on Wednesday 15th January CAP Learn to Live Well for Less (see attachment)
  • Starting on Thursday 16th January New Year CAP Money Management Course do you feel you would like to get your finances back on track after Christmas or simply want to be able to do more with your money? If so, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) are running a free 3 week course at Upton Vale Baptist Church  on Thursday evenings starting on 16 January from 7 – 9pm. Booking is essential by contacting Claire Walton (CAP Centre Manager for Torquay) on 07860 847026 or
  • Saturday 1st February Open Doors SW Regional Conference at Brunel Manor 9.30am – 4pm (see attachment)
  • Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th February Unleashed Theatre Company’s The Cross and the Switchblade at St Mags 7.30pm (see attachment)
  • Wednesday 12th February – The Kings Arms Church are partnering with Home For Good and also the local council to provide a Vision Evening for anyone who is interested in our churches in being involved in fostering or adoption, or supporting those who are. Even the slightest interest and we would love you to be there! Or if you are an existing foster carer or adoptive parent we would love you to come … 7.30pm at Upton Vale Baptist Church. See link to event at:
  • Saturday 15th February Training Event for Mission Torbay 2021 – please see the attachment to join in with the training
  • Friday 6th March Women’s World Day of Prayer at Central Church 10.30am (see attachment)
Do you have an event coming up that you would like others to know about? Please let us know and we’ll do our best to include it.
We aim to enable good communication and partnership between Christians in Torquay!

Lee, Secretary for

CTT exists to pray, worship and work together for the transformation of our town into a more Christ-centred community

Lee Bray
Planning and Regeneration Consultant
Secretary for Christians Together in Torquay

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