“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.”
– Archbishop Justin Welby
In Houghton Deanery we are going to gather for prayer and worship along with thousands of others around the world for the 9 days (traditionally called a Novena of prayer) between Ascension and Pentecost to bless our communities in Jesus’ name. Will you join us as we visit each other’s churches and pledge to pray? See how many of the churches in our Deanery you can visit in the 9 days!
Pledge to Pray with us
Please join us for our special services on Ascension Day and Pentecost Sunday. During the days between we will gather for prayer and then share lunch together at the times & churches outlined below – so bring a packed lunch!
Thursday 25th May at 7pm St. Barnabas Burnmoor, Deanery Ascension Day Eucharist
Friday 26th May at 11.30am St. Michael & All Angels Houghton
Saturday 27th May at 11.30am St. Aidan’s Herrington
Sunday 28th May at 12noon St. Oswald’s Shiney Row
Monday 29th May at 11.30am All Saints Church Penshaw
Tuesday 30th May at 11.30am St. Andrew’s Chilton Moor
Wednesday 31st May at 11.30am St. Matthew’s Newbottle
Thursday 1st June at 11.30am St. Barnabas Burnmoor
Friday 2nd June at 11.30am St. Michael & All Angels Easington Lane
Saturday 3rd June at 11.30am St. Cuthbert’s East Rainton
Sunday 4th June at 4.30pm St. Mary’s West Rainton, Pentecost All Age Praise and Worship Service (bring the bairns!)
If you can’t attend in person, you can pray in private each day through the ‘novena’. Take this as an opportunity to renew your own prayer life.
Why not use this prayer to pray for particular individuals?
in the face of Jesus Christ
your light and glory have blazed forth.
Send your Holy Spirit that I may share with my friends
[Name & Name]
the life of your Son and your love for all.
Strengthen me as a witness to that love
as I pledge to pray for them,
for your name’s sake. Amen.
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We are looking forward to praying with you!