Access Keys:

Christian resources and activities for blind
and partially sighted people worldwide.

News and Blog

Torch News

 

Torch Carol Service

Posted: 20th October 2021 by Mandy Blow

Why not join us for 'Joy to the World' this year's annual Carols at Torch event on Thursday 16th December at 2 pm. This is always a popular event and this year we hope to be able to have limited spaces available at Torch House, as well as transmitting it via Zoom and YouTube. Whether you have attended many of our carol services in the past or none, we would love to welcome you as we celebrate Christmas together. More details will be available nearer the time on how you can participate so please keep checking our website for more details.


Watch again our Thanksgiving!

Posted: 27th September 2021

Each year, we love to take the opportunity to give thanks to God for his faithfulness to us and for the lives that have been changed by encountering God through Torch. After the success of last year’s event, where over 300 people joined us via the internet, we held this year’s Thanksgiving event online. This gave the opportunity for people all over the UK and the world to join us in this uplifting event as a Torch Community.

It was held on Saturday 25th September at 2pm.

The YouTube video of the event is youtu.be/FQFyANsq6Zs and is available on our YouTube channel Torch Trust on Video where you can also find previous events and our Sight Loss 101 videos.


Join us for a virtual Thanksgiving!

Posted: 15th September 2021

Each year, we love to take the opportunity to give thanks to God for his faithfulness to us and for the lives that have been changed by encountering God through Torch. After the success of last year’s event, where over 300 people joined us via the internet, we will again hold this year’s Thanksgiving event online. This will give the opportunity for people all over the UK and the world to join us in this uplifting event as a Torch Community.

It will be held on Saturday 25th September from 2pm.

The Zoom sign-in details and phone details will be the same as the Day of Prayer and Community prayer time. If you haven’t had the link, please contact Client Services using info@torchtrust.org or on 01858 438 260.

The YouTube live stream is https://youtu.be/dfVgMaPKY7k and is available on our YouTube channel Torch Trust on Video where you can also find previous events and our Sight Loss 101 videos.

We look forward to seeing you online!


Celebrate Sight Loss Sunday!

Posted: 4th August 2021

We're inviting churches to nurture the unique gifts and talents of people with sight loss. Find out more on our Sight Loss Sunday page.


Torch Community Prayer Time

Posted: 21st July 2021 by Mandy Blow

To be held monthly from August!

Thank you to everyone who has joined us in prayer over the past 4 months. We are very thankful for your ongoing prayer support.

As restrictions are now lifted and things begin to get back to some sort of normal we have decided to hold the Community Prayer Time monthly from August.

Therefore please feel free to join us and pray on the first Thursday of the month! The Zoom sign-in details will be the same as the Lent course and Day of Prayer. If you haven’t had the link, please contact Client Services using info@torchtrust.org or on 01858 438 260.

Blessings

Mandy Blow

Head of Services


Torch Community Prayer Time

Posted: 17th June 2021 by Mandy Blow

Has been extended to the end of July!

As you may be aware, with all the ongoing restrictions on our movements and gathering, we decided to hold a weekly time of prayer and fellowship on Zoom which has been open to all of our Torch friends – clients and supporters. This is a time when we have come together as a Torch community to pray for the work of Torch and also for each other. These weekly sessions will have been running for 3 months come the end of June but due to the lockdown easing being delayed we have decided to extend these sessions to the end of July.

So please do feel free to join us as we pray and share together! The Zoom sign-in details will be the same as the Lent course. If you haven’t had the link, please contact Client Services using info@torchtrust.org or on 01858 438 260.

Blessings

Mandy Blow

Head of Services


Come and join us - Torch Day of Prayer

Posted: 1st June 2021 by Mandy Blow

We are delighted to invite you to join us for this year’s Day of Prayer. Torch needs prayer more than ever and so please do join us on Wednesday 16th June to pray for the ministry of Torch.

We have so much to be thankful for, but also, it’s vital that we look around and ahead to the next chapter of God’s calling.

Torch’s Day of Prayer 2021

What is happening  

11.00 am Worship Service

There will be a short act of worship on Zoom. You can access this by internet or your telephone line

From Zoom

You can access this by using the same joining instructions that are used for the Community Prayer Time on a Thursday. However if you do not have the details please contact Client Services on 01858 438260 or email info@torchtrust.org for details of how to join us via Zoom.

From You tube – live from its dedicated channel Torch Trust on Video

https://youtu.be/0x71JMktfCk

 

2.00 pm Community Prayer Time

We will come together on Zoom and then break into groups to pray for Torch

From Zoom

You can access this by using the same joining instructions that are used for the Community Prayer Time on a Thursday. However if you do not have the details please contact Client Services on 01858 438260 or email info@torchtrust.org for details of how to join us via Zoom.

 

Prayer Stations – Torch House

If you live close enough to Torch House, you may also want to come and use the prayer stations that will be set up on the outside of the building between 10am and 4pm. We won’t be gathering together and facilities in the building like toilets will not be available but we hope that some will come to pray on site in a suitably socially distanced way. 

Prayer Points

You can listen to the prayer points for the Day of Prayer by calling 0333 123 1255.

We look forward to you joining with the Torch saints on that day to seek the Lord together and to ask His leading and blessing on Torch’s ministry.

With every blessing

Mandy Blow

Head of Services


The National Big Church Read: How to Pray

Posted: 25th May 2021 by Keren Mallinson

3rd national big church readOur last edition of What's New featured a book review of how to pray by Pete Greig. This is now the featured book for this year's 3rd National Big Church Read* which starts this week and runs for six weeks. More information can be found here. For the next six weeks we will be offering the book to buy at the discounted price of £8.99. It is available to buy from Torch or from our library in all formats. If you would like to order a copy, please call Client Services on 01858 438260 or email info@torchtrust.org

* The National Big Church Read is a joint initiative from St. Andrew's Bookshop and Hodder and Stoughton to encourage a culture of reading good Christian books with the UK church.


Thy Kingdom Come: Resources in Braille through Torch

Posted: 4th May 2021 by Keren Mallinson

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. It started within the Church of England but has grown hugely since its start in 2016 to involve many denominations and believers in well over 150 countries. Thy Kingdom Come runs from Ascension to Pentecost, 13th May to 23rd May.

Thy Kingdom Come provides resources to support prayer. This year, for the first time, we will be producing a braille version of the popular Prayer Journal. If you would like to receive a copy, please contact Client Services by calling 01858 438260 or email info@torchtrust.org. It is free of charge.

If you would like to find out more about Thy Kingdom Come, including details of how to order audio and large print versions of the Prayer Journal, please go to their website: thykingdomcome.global

 

Keren Mallinson, Resources and Client Services Team Leader


Torch Community Prayer Time

Posted: 30th March 2021 by Mandy Blow

Every Thursday starting on 1st April at 2 pm!

With all the ongoing restrictions on our movements and gathering we have decided to hold a weekly time of prayer and fellowship on Zoom open to all our Torch friends – clients and supporters. This will be a time when we can come together as a Torch community to pray for the work of Torch and also for each other. These weekly sessions will run for 3 months and then we will review what to do next.

So please do feel free to join us as we pray and share together! The Zoom sign-in details will be the same as the Lent course. If you haven’t had the link, please contact Client Services using info@torchtrust.org or on 01858 438 260.

Blessings

Mandy Blow
Head of Services

 
Website Design and Content Management System by Adept Digital