Midhurst Deanery and Churches Together 2018
10 Days of prayer and worship!
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
This year, we join ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ to encourage prayer in our area for people to come and know the loving goodness of God expressed in the life of Jesus Christ…!
Our hope is that as Christians pray together we will:
- Be transformed through prayer
- Be given new confidence and encouragement by the Holy Spirit
- Be effective witnesses to Jesus Christ
Across the ten days, and across our area, each benefice and denomination will be hosting a prayer event; listed below are times and venues, please feel free to attend and share in prayer on any day.
Thursday 10th May 2018
Ascension Day Holy Communion, Midhurst Methodist Church, 6.30pm
Friday 11th May
Deanery Open Church day. As no specific community offers prayers on this day, we offer, as a deanery, 22 parish churches for quiet and reflection – ‘come and find peace – come and rest a while!’
Saturday 12th May
Midhurst Catholic Church. 11.00am Prayers, an Hour of Prayer, waiting for the Holy Spirit; Readings, Prayers and Times of Silence
Sunday 13th May
Deanery Choral Evensong, St Mary’s Easebourne, 6.00pm
Monday 14th May
A time of quiet prayer and contemplation, St Luke’s Church Linch. Please join us for prayer stations around the Church, showcasing some local artistic talent, where you will be able to sit and quietly ponder and pray. Feel free to wander in at any time between 11am and 2pm.
Tuesday 15th May
Deanery Quiet Day, St Mary’s Easebourne. Beginning with coffee at 10am and ending with tea at 3.45pm. Short addresses at 10.30am, 12.45pm and during the celebration of the Eucharist at 3pm. Take advantage of some ‘me and God’ time by taking a walk from Easebourne to the Cowdray Ruins or bring art materials, a book, music or an audiobook on a mobile phone or MP3 player. Bring your own packed lunch or enjoy the fare of the Cowdray Café. A priest is available throughout the day for confidential discussion, the Laying on of Hands with Prayer and Anointing and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Contact Revd Dr David Crook on 01730 810912 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Wednesday 16th May
Prayer walk around the benefice of Rogate, Terwick, Trotton and Chithurst.
10.45 Meet in Rogate churchyard and set out towards the fields and woods leading to Terwick Church.
11.30 Meet atTerwick Church for short informal prayers and light refreshment for walkers and car drivers.
11.45 Walkers go in cars to Trotton Church
12 noon Meet at Trotton Church and set off walking across the bridge and over the fields to Chithurst.
12.30 Arrive at Chithurst Church and find a picnic lunch waiting!
Thursday 17th May
Church open all day for quiet prayer at St Paul’s Elsted.
Friday 18th May
Light a candle – say a prayer at St James Heyshott. Drop in any time between 10 and 6. Short readings/ prayers every hour on the hour.
Saturday 19th May
Celtic Evening Prayer, St Paul’s Camelsdale, 7.30pm
Sunday 20th May
‘Thy Kingdom Come’ – final celebration service. Midhurst Parish Church, 6.00pm. Including a sermon from our Deanery Lay-chairperson Scilla Le Pla.