Sunday, 29th October, 2017, will be another milestone in the history of the battle against addiction to alcohol, drugs and other harmful behaviours, in Wales.

Once again this year, a Sunday has been designated as Recovery Sunday to encourage churches not only to think about those suffering from various dependencies or addictions, to learn more about their situation, their needs and the help available through such centres as the Living Room, but also to encourage churches to do something practical to help.  This could involve a financial contribution towards the work. Others may take note of what is said in Hebrews 13,3 “Regard prisoners as if you were in prison with them.” (The Message).The author of the letter to the Hebrews no doubt refers to a literal, physical prison, but on Recovery Sunday let us remember that addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, sex/pornography, gambling etc. is a prison for so many people today.

The Reverends Ifan and Catrin Roberts are responsible for preparing the service which is based on the story of Zacchaeus (please find the attached). Zacchaeus was restored, he was ‘recovered’ by Jesus. He had been born a son of Abraham, He became lost for a time, but Jesus sought him out and restored him to be, yet again, a son of Abraham. The people of Jericho had seen salvation at work that day.

You are welcome to use this service, in English or Welsh. It can be downloaded from our website:

This is the sixth Recovery Sunday in Wales. On this Sunday, we invite Christians to unite in prayer for those who are dependent and trapped in addiction, to ask God to help us to help them.

Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation and support.

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