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Founded in 1883 by Catherine Gurney, OBE, the Christian Police Association now has branches in the majority of police areas in the United Kingdom as well as maintaining links with similar groups overseas through the International Christian Police Fellowship. Catherine’s legacy to the Police Service remains to this day.  The Police Convalescent Homes she founded are now known as Rehabilitation or Treatment centres. They are located in Flint House in Oxfordshire, St Andrew’s in Harrogate and at Castlebrae, Auchterarder in Scotland. She also founded Police Orphanages and schools whose ongoing work is continued by the Gurney Fund in the south and St George’s Police Trust in the north. The CPA which Catherine founded remains an active voice for Christians in the Police.  It is her tradition of practical Christianity that the CPA continually aims to promote.



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CPA National Day of Prayer for the Police - Thursday 25th May 2017


CPA National Day of Prayer for the Police - Thursday 25th May 2017


This event has been running for the last few years across the UK and is a great opportunity to have churches across Scotland engaged in praying for their Police service. Please remember your local Police in the week of this event.



The key prayer points are:


1. Police Officers and Staff


2. Safety whilst on duty


3. Success in bringing offenders to justice


4. Changes in Policing


Matthew 5:14 - “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Pray for your Local Police

Coact is a project of the Christian Police Association aimed at reaching out and building bridges between Christian communities and the Police across the United Kingdom.

We want to encourage prayerful and practical involvement in local policing, aiming to:

Build bridges between the Police and the local Christian faith community.
Build prayerful and practical involvement in local policing issues that are of direct relevance to Christian groups and the communities they serve.
Build stronger, safer neighbourhoods to help transform communities.

For more information please visit: www.coact.org.uk

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