More than 200 worshippers from churches across Harborough come together for a special service

The annual joint church service in Market Harborough on Sunday (Jan 19) was a massive success.

Monday, 20th January 2020, 7:51 pm
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 8:00 pm
Revd Stephen Haward hammers his message home.

Over 200 worshippers from churches across Harborough packed the town’s Congregational Church for the special Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service.

The service leader and preacher was the Rev Stephen Haward, Minister of the Congregational Church and chair of Churches Together in Harborough.

The Rev Haward urged the huge congregation to “honour Christ in one another” and not to behave like the fans of rival football teams.

Part of the congregation at the Congregational Church.

Using a hammer and chisel in a startling illustration, he stressed Christians are branded by the cross which binds them all together.

Anglican Team Vicar James Pickersgill and Families Worker Dawn O’Connell also took part in the service, which followed the normal Congregational form of worship.