Supporting Unlock
Supporting Unlock


Supporting Unlock - Prayer



The next Prayer letter will be issued towards the end of 2016.

Meanwhile there is a list of current prayer needs (below) and answered prayers (on the right).


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Current Prayer needs:-

  • Sufficient finance for 2017 and beyond
  • A developing partnership with the Bible Society.
  • Finance to allow us to establish more Unlock Local partership projects in new locations.
  • New Unlock worker appointments pending in Hastings and in Hull.
  • Unlock Discipleship Development workers, Phill James in Newcastle, Siggy in Sheffield & Jacqueline Atkinson in Sunderland.
  • For Kevin and Jenny who staff the Unlock National office
  • Unlock Birmingham; Queen's Foundation partnership and the Methodist Deacons in training with whom we are working.
  • Explorations towards developing Unlock work in new urban locations including Hastings.
  • The walk planning team, and National Office staff as they prepare for the 2017 London walk.
  • The churches that will be on the 2017 walk route.
  • Even better walker turnout and walk income in 2017.
  • More Unlock supporters using e-mail and internet to help us keep our costs down.
  • The legacy of Unlock's work in Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Burnley, Benwell and Liverpool.
  • Independent groups using Unlock resources across the UK.
  • Emerging indigenous leaders released and resourced by Unlock's approach.
  • Opportunities to provide Unlock Training.
  • Unlock Local Support Group Co-ordinators; Nigel Traynor (Birmingham), Phil Medley and Stephen Herbert, (Newcastle), Jen Bradshaw and Steve Elstob (Sunderland) Bill & Joy Bullin (Hastings), Debora Marschner (Sheffield), Andy Dorton (Hull).
  • Facilitating local partnerships that generate tangible and robust legacies.

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  • 2016 walk income of £24,410.
  • Making it through 2014 which was a really tough year financially!
  • Unlocking real life stories of urban people, Revealing Good News of the down to earth Christ and Releasing life changing skills and confidence since 1972.
  • Unlock workers Phill James in Byker and Walker, Jacqueline Atkinson in Sunderland, Siggy Parrat-Halbert in Woodhouse Sheffield.
  • Growing walker turnout  at London fundraising walks in 2009 to 2016.
  • Consistent financial support from faithful personal donors - in spite of the recession.
  • Financial support from the Bible Society, Trust Greenbelt, St Peter's Saltley Trust, Church Urban Fund,the Spring Harvest Charitable Trust, the Anchor Foundation, the Slavanka Trust, Unlock Glasgow, the Cadman Charitable Trust, the SMB Charitable Trust.
  • Ongoing partnerships with The Queen's Foundation, the Saltley Trust, and the Lindisfarne RTP,
  • The impact of Unlock in Bristol, Liverpool, Hull, Sheffield, Burnley, Benwell and Birmingham.
  • Unlock Local Teams in Sunderland, Newcastle, Hull, Sheffield and Birmingham.
  • New Unlock resources for website.
  • The necessary resources to pursue networking oportunities and develop mutually beneficial relationships/partnerships with other urban mission agencies.
  • A Volunteer who has typed up 'vintage' resources so that we can make them more widely accessible.