A GROUP of Christians from Weymouth who pray for the town’s prosperity will be meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, August 20).

For the last two years, Christians in Work (CriW) have been meeting at St Mary’s Church.

The group is open to anyone who wants to eat, chat and pray early in the morning.

Neil Biles, who is the town centre community chaplain, helps to run the group.

He said: “It’s a real privilege to be able to share hospitality with people from 7:30am to 9am. Not everyone that comes is an early morning person, so I do appreciate the effort they make to be there so preparing a cooked breakfast for them is a joy and I believe that hospitality is right at the heart of Christianity, it’s what Jesus would do and did in fact”.

The group’s co-founder Andrew Knowles said: “It’ been a great opportunity for people to network with people from all walks of life and businesses. To share concerns together and to pray for Weymouth and Portland. We want to see the area grow economically and spiritually. For us as a group it goes hand in hand. We need businesses and money in the area to employ people and for those people to spend in their local communities. People need job opportunities in Weymouth and Portland.”

Mr Biles gets to the church at around 6.30am to set up the room and prepare breakfast for the group.

He added: “The spiritual part is just as important. In fact, we need to look after ourselves, mind, body and spirit or you might say soul. We need all three parts to be in unison to even attempt a happy life.”

A variety of people attend the group, including business owners, employees, those in non-profit or public sector organisations.

The group meets for breakfast on the third Tuesday of each month and everyone is welcome to attend.

If you would like to attend in the future, please contact Neil Biles on 07867785836 or Andrew Knowles on 07970 108191.

It’s important to let them know if you would like to attend for catering purposes.