The 2024 campaign of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion in our community will begin on Ash Wednesday. We are praying for 12 hours every day for 40 days during Lent. To take part in our vigil of prayer and fasting, please sign up and create a login using this website. Then, you will be able to put your name down in the vigil calendar for however many hours you wish - for example, one hour during Lent, or an hour each week... or for those who have more time available, an hour a day. It's up to you. During the campaign, you will receive emails with inspiring stories of others who are also praying for an end to abortion at the same time, in communities around the globe.
Abortion is the greatest issue of social injustice in our time. It involves the deliberate ending of the life of a fellow human being. Like all social injustices, it does great harm - to women, to families, and to friends. Inevitably, it also does great harm to our community.
As individuals, we cannot end this injustice. But as Christians, we can and should ask God to end it.
Jesus told us: ‘What you do for the least of these, you do for me.’
Please join our witness of prayer for an end to abortion this Lent.
If you are travelling to the vigil by car, the postcode to use is NG9 8DB. It is possible to park on streets adjacent to Church Street. Please check the restrictions first, and be considerate to local residents. An alternative is Cliffe Hill car park, which is close to Church St and costs £1 all day.
Information about public transport links can be found in the list of resources.