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Vicar/Reader's Monthly Message

Thy Kingdom Come Global Prayer initiative

For over a century it has been a tradition within in the Catholic Church to pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the days between the Ascension and Pentecost. In the book of Acts, once the apostles see Jesus ascend into heaven, they gather in continuous prayer

In recent years many Christian denominations on a global scale have been praying for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit through a prayer initiative called 'Thy Kingdom Come'.

It has been a tradition in the The Catholic Church for over a century and going back to the early disciples, in the book of Acts, once Jesus had ascended into heaven, they join together with Mary in continuous prayer.

By joining the initiative of Thy Kingdom Come, we are therefore renewing our desire for the Kingdom of God to be made real in the lives of those we know and love through the power of the Holy Spirit.

So whether you are at home and when every group meets in church or in people’s homes don’t forget to pray especially during the time from Ascension to Pentecost

Holy Spirit Be with us now
as we remember how Jesus
was taken from your sight.
Be with us now
as we remember his call to share our faith.
Be with us now
as we await his Holy Spirit.
Pray with us now,
‘Come Holy Spirit’,
‘Thy Kingdom come’.
In us, in our parish, in our country, in our world. Amen.

Pentecost Sunday 9th June we will be joining together for worship at St. Andrews at 10.45am with a shared faith lunch after the service. Our usual 9.30am at Emmanuel and 11am Service at St. James will NOT be happening so we can celebrate the churches birthday as the wider church.

8am BCP Holy Communion at St James will take place and Evensong at 6.30pm.


Thank you Rev Heather Atkinson

adapted from https://www.thykingdomcome.global


by Rev Heather Atkinson


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