Background Story

Restore began when some Christians in York
responded to the needs of broken people in the
city.

“The spirit of the sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me to preach
good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind
up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom
for the captives and release from darkness for
the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the
Lord’s favour”. Isaiah 61:1-2.

There is no better time for this message than
at Christmas. God spoke through the prophet
Isaiah many centuries ago that he would send
Jesus so that those walking in darkness would
see a great light. We are excited that two
millennia after the first Christmas we can bring
the same message of hope to people in York.

The name “Restore” was inspired by Isaiah 58
where God calls on His people to demonstrate
true religion in their actions.