I’d like to share just a little bit of our experience of running 24hrs of prayer in the parish of Thornthwaite cum Braithwaite with Newlands (TBN) as part of Thy Kingdom come. In brief, we’re so glad we did it – we’re just working out when to have another go.
Well, the 24hrs happened 7pm to 7pm. We started and ended with a simple service of night prayer (Compline). All the slots were filled. About 20 people took part. Everyone said how quickly their hour or two passed.
Most people used and valued one or more of the prayer stations. Eleven of us took part in the final Compline, it was generally felt that there was a great sense of peace, that we were more aware of the church as a ‘thin place’ than normal.
It was probably a good thing that there was only a short time between the first discussion and the 24hrs – we just had to get on with it – and we’re so glad we did.
We’re looking forward to welcoming friends old and new at the Friends of Newlands service which is from 11.00 and Sunday 26th May (at Newlands Church!)
See you there.
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) for the parish is from 7.00pm on Sunday 7th April in St Herbert’s Church hall Braithwaite. The accounts and annual report, which includes the agenda, are here:
2018 Year End for PCC
PCC Annual Report
We’re excited to be a small part of the launch of ‘Throw a Starfish’ an innovative new international charity being launched by Braithwaite residents Laurence and Alison Biggs.
See attached for more information: Starfish Overview
Financial and practical support will be very welcome. Perhaps you’d like to through a starfish. For more information or to donate please contact Laurence at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the stewardship network at www.give.net/20262923 or through Charities aid Foundation at www.cafonline.org.
The service is at St Mary’s Thornthwaite at 10.15 am, NOT at 9.30 as stated in the magazine. Sorry for any confusion.