To coincide with “Thy Kingdom Come” Revd Louise is embarking upon a Week of Prayer, from Ascension Day to Pentecost inclusive. This means that she will not be at her desk during this period and instead of hearing from her during the week as we always do, with letters, phone calls, services and story time, please do join her in private prayer and as we share in the worship of others.
- There will be no recorded Thursday morning service on the 28th May. However Thy Kingdom Come and Morning Prayer resources are loaded on our website, and scheduled to go live on facebook too. Please encourage others to use these resources.
- Sunday 31st May: Pentecost. We will hear from our very own John Dodd, and also from Archbishop Justin Welby. Both will be scheduled for 9.30 am.
Please do pray for Revd Louise as she continues to pray for you and prayerfully lead our churches into a new season.
Sunday 24th May: A Service for Mental Health Awareness Week
brought to us by the Church of England
The Duke of Cambridge urges people who are concerned about their mental health or that of others to reach out and start a conversation, in a contribution to the Church of England’s national online service.
The service, led by Rev Professor Gina Radford, Vicar in Devon and a former Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, includes a series of prayers for all those whose mental health has been affected, their relatives, friends and carers.
Here is today’s prayer from the Church of England:
The Seventh Sunday of Easter (The Sunday after Ascension Day)
O God the King of glory,
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:
we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,
but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us
and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Welcome to Morning Prayer for Ascension Day,
brought to you by Revd Louise Holliday
At these unprecedented times when all worship has been suspended in our churches, we are pleased to bring you links below to various resources that you might find of use.
Please find here our own church resources for Morning Prayer,
Mid-Day Prayer and Evening Prayer.
and check out our “Power of Prayer” page
for more information about praying.
USEFUL ON-LINE RESOURCES
The BBC’s Daily Service and Sunday Worship
– radio programmes will be using some of the themes from #LiveLent as part of their broadcasts.
– daily prayer and #LiveLent audio content can be accessed via our smart speaker apps.