Unknown This Saturday, churches across Chichester Diocese will be hosting a day of prayer for the renewal of our vision and the future of our life togather.

The nearest event to Henfield will be at at St. Peter’s Church, Cowfold. The church will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and all are welcome throughout the day.

A group from Henfield will be leading an extended Service of Morning Prayer from 9-10 a.m., and representatives of other churches in the area will be organising prayer activities as the day progresses.

Please come along and support this important event, in which we be seeking God’s blessing and guidance for the major long-term planning phase on which the Diocesan family is about to embark.

– John B.

Summary Details

Venue:    St. Peter’s Church, Cowfold, RH13 8BT
Date:       Saturday, 7th June, 2014
Time:      Come and go freely from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (commencing with Morning Prayer service)

Background Information from the Diocese

WEEKEND OF PRAYER FOR DISCERNING THE VISION

At a recent national consultation on formulating Diocesan strategies prayer was identified alongside ownership, as a key element for a successful outcome.  This was a theme that emerged from a number of Dioceses.

We would love to engage the whole Diocesan family in prayer as we seek to discern God’s will for our life together.  The Diocesan strategy for 2015-2020 will be launched on Pentecost weekend 2015 and we want to begin our time of consultation and reflection with a weekend of prayer on Pentecost weekend 2014.

We have identified June 7th as a day of prayer at various venues around the Diocese and liturgical resources will be provided for every Church to include prayer for the strategy as part of their intercessions on Pentecost Sunday, June 8th.

Most venues will be open for prayer from 9am – 6pm.  The day will be divided into one hour slots and we will be encouraging local churches to take responsibility for leading one of the hour slots.  Bishop Martin will be joining the people of Rotherfield Deanery for part of their day during his visitation.  Other members of the senior staff will be dropping in to other venues during the day.

Please join in prayer at a venue near you, either as part of a local Church or on an individual visit.

Questions? Contact the Diocese here