The ‘Come and See’ praise and prayer event held last Saturday (25th May) was attended by over 130 worshippers. Here’s just a few comments from those who attended the service:
“We found the service very uplifting and inspiring …”
“… lovely, uplifting worship from the accomplished worship band, thoughtful prayers, and huge inspiration and encouragement from both Bishop John and Revd Jean Kerr and, of course, Sarah, who led the service beautifully and who is to be commended for being brave enough to put on such an event at the Cathedral.”
“We really enjoyed the service last Saturday evening. The music was perfect, really lively and uplifting. It was really inspiring listening to Jean Kerr. She spoke really well. It was a great opportunity to worship with others from the diocese, all wanting to see more people being saved. Thank you to everyone who made the event so good.”
“We both felt very privileged to be part of the inspiring service at the Cathedral. The worship was amazing and the speakers very engaging. It was a well planned service which I’m sure was appreciated by all …”
“An experience not to be missed and worth the travelling and the long day out … I enjoyed the whole service. I was inspired by the talk given by Jean Kerr … I certainly came home glad to be part of this prayer event for thy Kingdom. An amazing, inspiring experience, glad I went … I will encourage friends to go to the Cathedral another year.”
“… thank you so much for a fantastic evening on Saturday – was so good to be together as we begin this season of prayer.”
“What a triumph! Thanks for Saturday evening, it was great to bring folk along from Daventry to praise God in a contemporary way. We all enjoyed the evening and thought that Canon Jean was so inspiring. One of our group gave a short testimony at church on Sunday about how she had felt uplifted and challenged by the worship and the message. God is moving in Peterborough and in Daventry!”
Google Review for Peterborough Cathedral: “The Thy Kingdom Come service was inspiring, energetic and full of the Holy Spirit. Wonderful music group and songs well chosen for the style of worship. Wonderful historic building. A beautiful place to meet with God.”
CHURCHES: Another 82 churches have been lighting their candles – here’s the latest on who’s doing what …
Benefice of Great Doddington and Wilby and Ecton: St Mary the Virgin Wilby, St Mary Magdalene Ecton, St Nicholas Great Doddington
- 1st June: Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Event at St Mary’s Church, Wilby from 2 to 4pm with Prayer Stations, Quiet Space, Refreshments
Cottesmore Benefice, north Rutland: St Nicholas Cottesmore and Burley with Thistleton, St Mary Clipsham, St Peter & St Paul Exton, Greetham-St-Mary-the-Virgin, St Nicholas Stretton
- Morning Prayer each day
- Prayer walking in the villages (with dogs!)
- Evening Prayer in each church
- Daily reflections on the website
- Prayer stations in churches
- School assemblies with the ‘Try Praying’ booklet
- We have distributed the Prayer Journals and are strongly encouraging our members to pray daily for their five friends with MailChimp reminders/encouragements to pray.
- We made credit-card-sized cards for everyone for their five prayer names, and will have another activity in the service this Sunday to remind people to pray.
- We will bring this prayer activity to a climax on Pentecost, and encourage people to continue to pray for their five after TKC.
Grange Park Church
- Sunday 2nd June to Sunday 9th June: Daily time of prayer, where everyone is invited to join us to pray.
- Sunday 2nd June: Prayer lunch after our morning service.
- Monday 3rd June: Prayer walk around Grange Park.
- Sunday 9th June: We are going to be celebrating what God has done in our morning service.
- Small groups are being encouraged to pray when they meet during the week, and the whole congregation is being encouraged to pray whenever and wherever they can.
Oakham Team Ministry: Oakham, Ashwell, Braunston, Brooke, Egleton, Hambleton, Langham, Market Overton, Teigh & Whissendine
- Saturday 1st June, 2pm to 4pm: Prayer stations in Oakham Baptist Church.
- Sunday 2nd June: Services in all town churches.
- Prayer walks – each day, Monday to Friday: Each walk (lasting 20 to 30 mins) will focus on a different aspect of our community.
- Thursday 6th June, 9.30am to 10.30am: Prayer meeting at Oakham Methodist Church.
- Sunday 9th June (Pentecost): Morning services in all town churches.
- Sunday 9th June: Churches Together service in All Saints, Oakham at 6pm.
St Alban the Martyr, Northampton
- As part of Thy Kingdom Come, we are encouraging everyone to pray for specific people and for growth in our parish.
- We are also encouraging the congregation to join members of the Ministry Team at Morning Prayer.
- We are encouraging participation in an ecumenical prayer walk in the parish.
St Andrew’s & St Barnabas, Wellingborough
- Praying the ‘Pray and See’ candle each Sunday.
St John the Baptist, Chalveston
- Prayer stations have been set up.
St Mark’s, Peterborough
- A number of services and prayer opportunities to join in with Thy Kingdom Come – see https://acrosspeterborough.org.uk/Publisher/File.aspx?ID=228847.
- Our jazzed-up candle will be lit at all of our events as part of TKC.
St Peter’s Newton Bromswold and St Mary’s Rushden
- Using the booklets given out for Thy Kingdom Come.
- Main efforts are going into the ‘Word One to One’ events.
St Peter’s, Weston Favell
- Praying the ‘Pray and See’ candle each Sunday.
- Thy Kingdom Come being incorporated into the regular morning prayer service.
- Evening prayer being held during the TKC period
United Benefice of Cogenhoe and Great Houghton and Little Houghton with Brafield on the Green: St Peter’s Cogenhoe, St Mary the Blessed Virgin Great Houghton, St Mary the Virgin Little Houghton, St Laurence Brafield on the Green
- Using the TKC Prayer Journals.
- Daily morning prayer in Cogenhoe at 8am, and evening prayer at Little Houghton at 6pm.
Watersmete Benefice: St Leonard Apethorpe, St Mary the Virgin and All Saints Nassington, St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin Thornhaugh with Wansford, St Mary Woodnewton, St Mary Magdalene Yarwell
- Each church is encouraging people to take a Novena prayer booklet, and for families the TKC family activity leaflet, as well as looking up all the material on the TKC website to light up the map.
- We are having a special service going around the churches at 6.30pm each evening during the period using the Novena Prayer booklet.
- We have a prayer event every day for the 10 days, and then a 24 hour prayer vigil on Saturday/Sunday 8th to 9th June.