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Prayer rainbow and ribbons to remember loved ones installed

Ross Crawford 23rd May, 2020

A ‘RAINBOW of Prayer’ has been created at Studley Methodist Church.

And this week the church has a willow trellis and a box of ribbons outside its porch so that passersby can tie a ribbon on the trellis as a sign of the need for a prayer – for themselves or someone they love.

The initiative comes as the coronavirus lockdown continues and although the congregation has been unable to meet, worship has continued through social media, zoom and telephone calls.

Members have also decorated the porch window of the church with a large rainbow cross and there’s an Easter cross decorated with handmade paper flowers, each representing the people church members are praying for.

The Minister, Rev Latika Singh, said: “I am really happy to see the creativity and great enthusiasm of the Studley people. May God bless you in all that you do.”

Although there are currently no church services at the Alcester Road building, it remains in demand as one of the Arden Foodbank distribution centres – details at

The Bromsgrove and Redditch Methodist Circuit, to which the church belongs, has also set up a YouTube channel for services.

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