Today is the start of ten days of prayer leading up to Pentecost. Chichester Cathedral and churches across the diocese are creating beautiful, interactive ways to pray in response to Archbishop Justin Welby's Thy Kingdom Come, calling churches to a global Week of Prayer, from 25 May – 4 June, inviting people all over the world to gather and pray for more people to come to know Jesus.
At Chichester Cathedral - themed around the Lord's Prayer, pause to pray for your family and friends in the tranquil garden, praise God's holy name in the majestic Throne Room. Suitable for people of all ages, there will be space to reflect on your life and pray creatively for people in need throughout the world as we come together to pray Thy Kingdom Come.
To celebrate our praying together Stu Barbour and his band from the Point Church will be leading worship in the Cathedral on Saturday 3 June at 7.30 pm.
Thy Kingdom Come will be situated in the North Transept and is open from Wednesday 31 May until Saturday 3 June between 8.30am - 7.00pm.
Churches across the Diocese are celebrating with services and specially programmed events of prayer and reflection.
Other Diocesan Events
There are events in each Archdeaconry, although many churches will be holding their own activities as well.
Brighton and Lewes Archdeaconry
St. Patrick’s, Hove, Saturday, June 3 at 7.30 pm Ecumenical celebration and prayer vigil
Beacon event @ St. Peter’s, Brighton, 6.00 pm, Sunday, June 4, Pentecost Sunday - Prayer celebration
Eastbourne Bandstand, Ecumenical prayer and worship event: Sunday, May 28 (afternoon, check locally for exact times)
Holy Trinity Hastings, Ascension Day, Thursday, May 25, 7.00 for 7.30pm for a prayer and worship event
Crawley, Monday May 28: Ecumenical prayer and worship event.
Worthing's 12 Hours of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday 31 May at St John the Divine: 11 am Mass followed by Exposition until 4 pm. At St Andrew the Apostle: Exposition from 4 pm - 7 pm and at St Symphorian: Exposition from 7 pm ending with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 11 pm
40 Hours of Prayer including the Chichester Diocesan Eucharistic Festival on 3 June - more here