Bingham and Magdalene

Current needs for prayer:

  1. Please pray that we would be found faithful. We at Hope Bingham want that to be our legacy with all that God has given us.
  2. Pray for the salvation of those in the community that they have built relationships with.
  3. Please pray for mature believers to move into our community and for souls to be saved.
  4. Please pray for unity in a time where it can be all too easy to be divided.

About Bingham & Magdalene

Bingham and Magdalene are two small neighbouring schemes in Edinburgh that are home to many Scottish people as well as many ethnic groups that are moving into the area. This area has a strong sense of community with locals being active in community gardens and neighbourhood activities. However, these neighbourhoods have some complicated problems.

In the 2012 Index of Multiple Deprivation, the area was ranked 45 out of 6,505 in Scotland, where 1 was the most deprived area in Scotland. The scheme ranks at the lowest index for employment, health, and education, and at the bottom 14% in crime.

Bingham and Magdalene have no gospel church at all and many are perishing without the good news of Jesus.

Hope for Bingham & Magdalene

Gerald, Morna, Noah, James & Faith White

Hope Church Bingham is a Baptist church nestled in between the schemes of Bingham and Magdalene.

Originally, the building was home to a small brethren church. Several years ago, they began praying for someone to come and revive their dying church. 20schemes partnered with them in 2016, sending over a small church-planting team to help. Since then, by God’s grace, we have seen many people saved by Jesus in the schemes of Bingham and Magdalene. On 4th October 2020, they launched as a new church.

You can read more about Hope Bingham launching as a church during a global pandemic here, and you can visit their website here.

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