Churchgoers pray for Queen to celebrate Diamond Jubilee

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A NUMBER of city churches gathered together on Sunday to pray for the Queen and celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.

The event, ‘United in Prayer’, which was held at the Ridgeway Centre in Wolverton Mill South, is one of the many community events that will be held in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.

It was sponsored by eight parishes of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), in conjunction with other city churches.

The celebration drew a large crowd from various sections of the Milton Keynes community, including MP Iain Stewart and the city’s new Mayor, Councillor Catriona Morris – her first official engagement.

Mr Stewart said: “It was an enjoyable and uplifting event. The churches have a lot of passion and commitment to improving lives in the community and they form a valuable part of the rich tapestry we enjoy in Milton Keynes.”

Pastor Sola Ewedemi, spokesman for the churches added: “Our churches and members are very much a part of this city and we are glad that we could be one of the first groups to kick off the Jubilee celebrations locally by praying for the Queen and political leaders.”

The other churches that joined RCCG in organising this event were New Life Church, Faith Dimensions, King’s Church, Hold Forth the Word and Rhema International Church.