Diocesan Day of Prayer – 13 April 2023

‘Prayer is where the action is!’ – John Wesley

‘Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.’ – Psalm 31:24

Living in a time of rapid change and uncertainty in our world, we are seeking to faithfully to discern the vision God has for our diocese. We believe it is foundational to prioritise prayer and thanksgiving during this process, to create space as his church to seek his face together.  

We have designated the second Thursday of every month a special diocesan day of worship and prayer and look forward to our next day of prayer on 13 April 2023. These days of prayer are led by the bishops, archdeacons and local church leaders gathering in different locations across the diocese and throughout the day, culminating in Southwell for Evensong in Southwell Minster at 5.30pm and contemporary worship and prayer in the State Chamber at 7.45pm.

You are very welcome to come along to any of the prayer gatherings. We hope that some might wish to come as a church group or as a leadership team, using this as an opportunity to receive, to be encouraged and to be blessed by time together with God.

A simple supper is served at Bishop’s Manor after Evensong for those who would like to stay on or who might be arriving straight from work for worship and prayer. (To assist us with catering, please let us know you’re coming by signing up here)

5.30pm – 6.15pmChoral Evensong in Southwell Minster, Church St, Southwell NG25 0HD   Parking is available at Jubilee House (NG25 0JH). If the car park in Jubilee House is full, ‘pay and display’ parking is available at Church Street car park and other sites around Southwell. (Please see https://www.southwellcouncil.com/parking/ for more information.)  
6.30pm – 7.30pmA simple supper served at Bishop’s Manor, Southwell with Bishop Paul and Sarah Williams   Let us know if you’re coming for supper here. Please park at Jubilee House (NG25 0JH) or other ‘pay and display’ car parks.
7.45pm – 9pmContemporary Worship and Prayer State Chamber Archbishop’s Palace Bishop’s Drive Southwell NG25 0JP   Please park at Jubilee House (NG25 0JH) or other ‘pay and display’ car parks.  

Future prayer gatherings will also be taking place on 11th May and 8th June 2023.

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