Prayer for Persecuted Christians

A group of people from across the churches in Market Drayton meet together on a monthly basis to pray for persecuted Christians around the world. If you are motivated to support our suffering brothers and sisters you would be very welcome to join us. At each session we usually focus on one or two countries where persecution is occurring. Through videos and information accessed via the internet we try to understand more of the opportunities and difficulties encountered by members of His Church who are suffering because they identify themselves as believers in Jesus Christ.

We meet on the afternoon of the third Wednesday in each month.

Next meeting

Wednesday 16 October, 2:00 to 3:30pm

Venue: Market Drayton Methodist Church Lounge
Shrewsbury Road, TF9 3DL

Following meetings: 20 Nov, 11 Dec & 15 Jan.

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Sunday 17 November

This year we are not holding a half day of prayer on the Saturday before,
instead we will meet at the usual time the following Wednesday.


For information about the countries we prayed for
in September please click here

Archives of the notes from our previous 5 meeting are also available from this page.


The Courage and the Cost – World Watch List 2019 Top 5

For millions of Christians around the world, the cost of following Jesus is high. And yet, every day, they pay this price with courage and hope. These are the top five countries where their faith costs the most. – Open Doors UK & Ireland


China Aid Update – September 2019


Asis Bibi Updates

Available here.

On 8 May it was announced that Asia Bibi had been allowed to leave Pakistan, and it is thought that she had gone to Canada to join two of her daughters. Less than a week later a would be assassin published a video stating that he was now in Canada and determined to track her down and kill her. Links to fuller reports on the above page.


There are a number of Christian ministries with bases in Britain which seek to support persecuted believers in many different countries. We draw on information and resources from them all for our prayer times. To visit their websites, please click on the logos below. (Persecution.org and China Aid do not to have offices in the UK.)

ReleaseInt_Logoopen_doors_logo
BarnabasFundChristianSolidarityWorldwide
Elam MinistriesBritish Pakistani Christian Association Logo
Persecution.orgChina Aid Logo

For more information on these prayer meetings please contact Randall Hardy