PICT1400The weekly Grays Leaders Prayer has now been going for just over eight years.

2011 sees this weekly gathering of local church leaders from the Grays postal area in all their varied glory – vicars, pastors, ministers, curates, community workers, department leaders, youth leaders and elders – carry on unabated into the future.

Those who come and host the GLP represent the Anglicans, Baptists, Catholics, Charismatics, Evangelicals, Methodists, Pentecostals, and a few others.

Since the New Year, the GLP has been regularly attended by 10 leaders or more. This trend is another indication of God’s grace and favour over Thurrock at this point in our borough’s history. All these men and women are doing is living out a simple spiritual principle – that of unifying in union with Christ through relationship and shared vision, singing in unison from the same hymn sheet.

DSC00633As Psalm 133 says…

How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
It is like precious oil poured on the head,
running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
down upon the collar of his robes.
It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the LORD bestows his blessing,
even life for evermore.

The next four months of GLPs are as follows:


  • THU 16 Chafford Hundred Community Church Office
  • THU 23 Chafford Hundred Community Church Office
  • THU 30  42 Stanford Road (Andrew Blakey)


  • FRI 8 GLP BREAKFAST 35 Palmers Ave.
  • THU 14 St Cedds, Crammavill Street
  • THU 21 Chafford Hundred Community Church Office
  • THU 28 Wendover Vicarage, College Ave.


  • THU 4   Grays Parish Church
  • FRI 12 GLP BREAKFAST 35 Palmers Ave.
  • THU 18 Wendover Vicarage, College Ave.
  • THU 25 Chafford Hundred Community Church Office


  • THU 1  West Thurrock Chapel
  • FRI 9 GLP BREAKFAST 35 Palmers Ave.
  • THU 15 St John’s
  • THU 22 Chafford Hundred Community Church Office
  • THU 29 Grays Methodist Church

DSC00635The GLP is now being administered by Jean Netting, Administrator at Chafford Hundred Community Church.

If you’d like to host a GLP or would like to know more, Jean can be contacted on 01 375 484 101 or  jean.netting@chcc.org.uk.

See also the Transformation Thurrock calendar for more details of venue locations with maps.