Today the church is being used as a polling station. There is ample parking and disabled access is via the ramp on the front porch. Last year we had the Referendum vote here as well and by 7am there were already fifty people queuing to get in. Today feels quieter and the weather has not been clement this morning. On the Church of England website there is this prayer for a voter.
Thank you for caring about how our country is run, and that we have the right to vote for our politicians and government.
But in the run-up to this general election there are so many policies to understand, and so many different points of view to consider -
Sometimes I wonder whether there's any point in voting, whether anyone cares what I think.
As I choose who I am going to vote for,
help me not to be cynical about politics and politicians,
help me to remember that my vote can make a difference,
and help me vote for those people who will protect the poor and vulnerable, and do all they can to make our nation a place of fairness and peace.
Because you call us to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with you, our God.