Paul Murphy England The work of Stauros in England centers on Paul Murphy. Paul was converted to Christ through the ministry of Lawrence and Iris Hennessey. He served as a volunteer in Stauros before joiningthe staff team in 1998. He is married to Lynne and has a grown up family. Paul and Lynne live in Bolton, Lancashire and are members of The Bridge Church in Bolton.Paul’s work requires him to cover quite an extensive area. He frequently visits individuals around Bolton and its outlying areas such as Horwich, Radcliffe, Smithills and Harwood. He covers Manchester to the south and often travels east to Barnsley and Rotheram. On a wider scale still his contacts take him to northWales, Leicester and Coventry. The people Paul supports with pastoral care have a wide range of needs including many with substance abuse and addiction issues. His clients sometimes sufferfrom on-going mental health issues such as depression, and life threatening illnesses such as cancer. When appropriate Paul is accompanied by his wife Lynne, and together they minister intothe lives of Stauros people with effectiveness and love.Part of Paul’s work has led him into a number of prisons where he has the opportunity to offer pastoral support to prisoners. The prisons he visits are Buckley Hall, Garth Prison and Wymott Prison.
•Pray for Paul’s family including his children and grand children.•Pray for his health to improve as he has ongoing health issues.•Pray for his work in prisons and for safety as he travels widely to meet contacts.