Thy Kingdom Come - 2019

I cannot remember in my life anything that Ive been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit. 

- Archbishop Justin Welby

Many local events will be taking place across Staffordshire, northern Shropshire and the Black Country as part of Thy Kingdom Come in 2019. The emphasis is still on how as churches, families and individuals we can pray for five friends to come to know Christ.

In many places it has also become a time where we remind ourselves of the friends we have as part of the wider church in different denominations with ecumenical prayer bringing us together to pray for our communities.

There are also many usefulL links onto the Thy Kingdom Come website:

St Chad Pilgrimage

Starting at Repton, Derbyshire - base of the first bishops in Mercia - to Lichfield Cathedral, an invigorating 19 mile walk.
Full details on how to take part (registration required) here.

Pentecost Celebration

Sunday 9 June, 6pm at King's Hall, Stoke 
Speaker: Robert Mountford
Worship led by James Adams | Swanback Gospel Choir | Potters Community Choir
Poster here.

Baking Bread Together

A very simple concept: gather together, either in a home or Church kitchen, a group of friends or neighbours and make and bake bread together. An opportunity for conversation, laughter, prayer and the chance to enjoy beautiful home-made bread! Suitable for Christians and non-Christians, indeed we hope and pray it will be a wonderful mixing place for all. A leaflet is available which includes recipes for bread and for scones (you can of course use your own favourite recipe!) together with suggestions as to how you can use the time creatively. We encourage you to make two loaves. One is kept for your own enjoyment and the second is to give away to someone. 

Loving, Hurting Dreaming: Images to Bring People Together.

A wonderful interactive art installation created by Jake Lever (Teaching Fellow at University of Warwick). Each image is mounted on a panel approx 180cm square and is in gouache and ink on silver leaf on paper. They are designed to provide a springboard for lively discussion, fresh thinking and exploration around Christian faith as well as a resource to inspire prayer. The three panels with the artwork on are supplemented by a fourth panel which provides an opportunity for visitors to add their own response. The artwork is available to engage with local communities through their Schools and Churches. Resources that accompany the artwork include materials for a School Assembly, for Key Stages 1-5 and also quiet day materials for use by local churches.

For further details contact Charles Ruxton.

The Shropshire Way

The Shropshire Way is a long distance path covering not only the wonderful Shropshire Hills in the South but also some of the historic towns and unique natural features in the North of the county. It is also a stunning way to prayer walk a significant part of our County, and well be doing that as part of our Thy Kingdom Come programme for Shropshire in 2019. Well also be asking God a question as we walk: what is the Shropshire Way. In other words what is the unique thing that God wants to do in and through Shropshire? This will help us both understand more clearly what He is about in our County, but also how Shropshire can be a blessing to our nation and the nations.

For full details of the walks, updates, resources and further information checkout our Facebook page

More details here.

And Diocesan officers will be delighted to discuss ideas appropriate to your context:

Being an ecumenical event too, we are working closely with other denominations in the region as well as neighbouring dioceses. In that context, our two ecumenical officers are closely involved in sharing and encouraging participation in Thy Kingdom Come:

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