…is a Christian charity seeking to echo God’s love for the people of Purfleet.
Initially, we employed Rev. Erica Bowler as a missional listener. Her role was to become a part of the community, to listen to individuals, to the wider community, and to God:
- Offering a listening ear to individuals, giving support and advocacy where required, and just making friends.
- Joining in with existing community events, groups and activities, where possible, and talking to those living and working in the town, professional, voluntary, and churches.
- Spending time in prayer and discernment, and reporting back to the steering group.
We are now in a time of transition. Erica’s final report with proposals for the future is being prayerfully considered to discern which of the proposals God wants to begin at this time. Additionally, the resources needed are being gathered, and the greatest resource needed is a new Pioneer Minister and Community Chaplain to begin the work. Applications are being considered, and we hope to appoint the new Pioneer Minister soon.
So, watch this space! God is already present and active in Purfleet-on-Thames, and He has promised that He is bringing abundant new life and growth to this community. We are excited to see what He will do next – what great spaces for community and for exploring faith will begin to emerge over the next few years.