Gilpin 500 is launched with cake and prayer!

2017 is finally here and along with it our year of commemorating and being inspired by our former Rector Bernard Gilpin. We launched our celebrations this morning at St Michael’s with a special cake and a prayer for Gilpin 500.

Our dedicated website for Gilpin 500 is here:

Join us for our events – download the calendar here and pray for God’s blessing on us and our town of Houghton-le-Spring using the words of our Gilpin 500 prayer:

God of love and compassion,

we give you thanks for the

life and witness of Bernard Gilpin.

May we be inspired to follow his example

of faith, generosity and service to

transform our community today;

in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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