PRAYING FOR THE DIOCESE
The Diocese is joining the global wave of prayer [Thy Kingdom Come https://www.thykingdomcome.global/ ] which calls on all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to faith. (May 21st – 31st 2020).
As a Diocese we are marking the campaign with a series of events including a daily short prayer at Noon called “Praying for the Diocese with Bishop Martin”.
In a video message to the Diocese on the eve of the Feast of the Ascension which falls this Thursday 21st May, the Bishop explains why these ten important days can deepen our prayer life together especially in these challenging times.
The invitation video will be released on our social media channels and will be updated on this website page. You can join in Praying for the Diocese with Bishop Martin via the diocesan website and the diocesan social media channels, Twitter and Facebook
As well as the daily Novena prayer, the Dean of Chichester Cathedral, Stephen Waine, will lead the Ascension day service from the Cathedral at 10.30am on Thursday to start Thy Kingdom Come.
The Bishop will preside and preach at a Pentecost Service on Sunday 31st May at 10.30am direct from his Chapel.
Both of these services will be available to view from the diocesan website live stream page and social media channels.
For those of you who are still thinking of ways for your church to get involved with Pentecost, the TKC website has plenty of ideas for individuals or groups.
Parishes in the diocese will be prayed for throughout Pentecost on the following days:
Friday 22 May Parishes of Brighton and Midhurst deaneries
Saturday 23 May Parishes of Eastbourne and Hove deaneries
Sunday 24 May Parishes of Arundel & Bognor and Rye deaneries
Monday 25 May Parishes of East Grinstead and Westbourne deaneries
Tuesday 26 MayParishes of Battle & Bexhill and Petworth deaneries
Wednesday 27 May Parishes of Dallington, Storrington and Chichester deaneries
Thursday 28 May Parishes of Hastings, Horsham and Uckfield deaneries
Friday 29 May Parishes of Hurst, Rotherfield and Worthing deaneries
Saturday 30 May Parishes of Cuckfield and Lewes & Seaford deaneries