In every place where we are: Midday Prayer with the Pillars

Each Wednesday during Lent we will be bringing you midday prayers from across our dispersed Northumbria Community network.

Today’s Midday Prayer comes from Evesham and we join with Sarah & Edward Pillar, accompanied by the song of a robin and the whine of a drill! They are on the site of Evesham Abbey, dismantled in the 1500s. Two churches, a bell tower and a cloister arch remain. The sound of the drill comes from current restoration work taking place at one of the churches, St Lawrence’s which was built to welcome pilgrims amidst an era of plague.

You’ll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew,
    rebuild the foundations from out of your past.
You’ll be known as those who can fix anything,
    restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate,
    make the community livable again. 

Isaiah 58:12 (The Message Bible)