Churches Together in Hitchin is a group through which 18 churches in Hitchin explore ways in which they can meet together and work together to spread the good news of Jesus to all in the town of Hitchin. It is affiliated to Churches Together in Hertfordshire and through this to Churches Together in England and Churches Together in Britain & Ireland. The ministers for the churches meet together regularly and each church has up to 4 representatives who all meet together 4 times a year as the Council of Churches Together in Hitchin. The Council discusses joint projects, local issues and also has speakers from outside organisations often involved in Christian initiatives of various kinds.
The church congregations worship together at different times of the year eg the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in January, Pentecost and a joint choir event in the Autumn.
The event above was held on 8th June 2014 in the heart of Hitchin Town Centre. The weather was glorious and hundreds of people supported the event.
Stephen Powell, COGOP Hitchin organised a team of worship leaders and musicians who came from various churches across the country to share praise and worship with the community in Hitchin.
The members of COGOP Hitchin had a stand at the event and distributed free cakes, leaflets including the latest RAFFA magazine. All the churches collectively provided a great day for the community with contributions from the youngest to the eldest.