As the Brexit deadline approaches, the Church of England in Bromsgrove has launched @1, a daily opportunity to seek respite from all the worries and anxieties of Brexit by offering safe space in St John’s Church at 1pm each lunchtime. Every day there will be a 'listener' on hand who will be pleased to sit with residents, listen to their concerns and offer them to God.

Revd David Ford, Team Rector of Bromsgrove said: “Churches have always offered their local communities safe space – or sanctuary - in which to simply 'be', pray or talk about what is uppermost in their minds. Whatever your own views on BREXIT, this is a difficult time of uncertainty. We hope that by fulfilling the churches traditional role of offering sanctuary, a safe space, our communities can find the peace and the courage we need for whatever lies ahead.”

@1 will begin on the 17 October, the day of the European Council meeting, and continue at least until 1 November.

St John the Baptist is in Bromsgrove town centre on Kidderminster Road (B61 7JW) and is open every day for visitors and private prayer. The Church of England in Bromsgrove consists of six churches across Bromsgrove, Catshill, Finstall, Charford and Dodford.