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Supporting Unlock - Prayer



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

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


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Current Prayer needs:-

  • The response to our funding appeal has been great but Unlock will continue to need generous funding from supporters in the years ahead to enable the development of new local partnerships with confidence that we will be able to see them through.
  • Jenny, at the Unlock office is retiring this year. We need to find a really good replacement to fill her role.
  • Unlock London Walks are back in the real world from 2022. To keep this source of funding secure for the years to come, we need it to attract more walkers and especailly new walkers; to come along, enjoy the event, make donations and bring more walkers the next year.
  • The development of our strategic partnerships with various national Urban Mission agencies.
  • The Cameron Carr and the work that he is developing in Rotherham with Treeton Baptist Church.
  • Invitations to provide Unlock training events; particularly in new areas of the UK
  • The touring of the 'Bible Women' cartoons that they may generate good conversations and questions, as well as profile and income.
  • Explorations towards new Unlock Local Partnership Projects in new locations. We need new local partnerships in new places where we can deploy Unlock workers.
  • For Kevin and Jenny who staff the Unlock National office.
  • Unlock Birmingham; Queen's Foundation partnership.
  • Saltley Trust partnership and the work we hope to develop in Birmingham. Finding the right partners and vision for some new work.
  • The dedicated walk planning team, and National Office staff as they prepare for the 2024 Unlock London Walk.
  • 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, Byker & Walker, Hastings, Sheffield, Cardiff and Liverpool.
  • Independent groups using Unlock resources across the UK.
  • Emerging indigenous leaders released and resourced by Unlock's approach.
  • Unlock Local Support Group Co-ordinators;Jenny Blake (Rotherham) Jen Bradshaw Chantal Noppen (Sunderland), Andy Dorton (Hull).
  • Facilitating local partnerships that generate tangible and robust legacies.
  • Preparations for the next Unlock National Gathering for Unlock workers, Council members & Unlock Local Teams in Autumn 2023.

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  • 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.
  • A really encouraging response to our appeal at the beginning of 2022, including more regular givers as well as some very generous one-off donations.
  • Income from the 2022 Unlock London walk of over £20k.
  • Unlock emerging from this time of pandemic with sufficient resilience and capacity to be there in really supportive ways for those communities which have been most affected.
  • Production of New Unlock reources including 'Slithers of Gold' & 'The Year We Stayed at Home' now on the website.
  • The event in Liverpool on May 28th 2022 celebrating Unlock's 50th Anniversary.
  • Walk income of £52,500 since 2019 including two virtual walks.
  • Finding new National Office premises with Shiloh in Rotherham in the summer of 2020
  • Some very generous personal donations in 2020 & 2021
  • Unlock worker Cameron Carr in Rotherham.
  • The various churches in different parts of London who are standing by to open and welcome Unlock walkers at the next London walk.
  • New National Council members, Kath and Ruth.
  • Consistent & generous financial support from faithful personal donors and churches - in spite of these uncertain times.
  • 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, Rebecca Hussey Book Charity, the Cadman Charitable Trust, the SMB Charitable Trust, Kingsley Trust.
  • Opportunities to provide Unlock training.
  • Ongoing partnerships with The Bible Society, Estates Evangelism Task Group, Church Army, UTU, National Estate Churches Network, The Queen's Foundation, the Saltley Trust.
  • The ongoing impact of Unlock in Bristol, Liverpool, Hastings, Sunderland, Hull, Sheffield, Burnley, Benwell, Byker & Walker, Cardiff and Birmingham.
  • Unlock Local Teams in Sunderland, Rotherham, and Hull
  • The necessary resources to pursue networking opportunities and develop mutually beneficial relationships/partnerships with other urban mission agencies.