Christian support in these troubled times

A GROUP of Gosport Christians is offering the opportunity for people who are facing difficulties to find help and support through prayer.

Gosport Healing Hub meets once a month in St Faith’s Church, Leesland, and is open to anyone who feels the need of Christian support.

The Covid-19 pandemic and the current rising cost of living which is stretching many people’s financial resources are among the reasons why young and old may want to receive what the Christian group describes as, “healing prayer and ministry in Jesus’ name”.

Not that the reasons people are seeking such support are limited to these ‘headline’ challenges.

It can be because the person is suffering from illness which is perhaps life threatening or a long-term condition which they must live with; it may be anxiety or depression, even nervousness about an examination or interview; or it could be that the individual is finding it difficult to come to terms with a bereavement.

The hub is part of a national scheme being developed by the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation which was initially established in 1983 within the Anglican Church by Bishop Maurice Maddocks but is now ecumenical in practice.

It oversees the operation of the hubs and provides training for the hub coordinators to enable them to run their hub, “competently and compassionately”.

The next two meetings of the Gosport Healing Hub will be in St Faith’s Church, Tribe Road, Gosport from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on Saturday, June 11 and Saturday, July 2.

For more information can be obtained by emailing gosporthealinghub@acornchristian.org.

Photograph (top): St Faith’s Church, Tribe Road, Gosport PO12 3NS. Alverstoke Parish, reproduced with permission.