Nine Days (Novena) of Prayer

Nine Days (Novena) of Prayer
Friday 31 May – Saturday 8 June 2019

The Novena is traditionally the nine days between Ascension and Pentecost when the disciples prayed waiting for the Holy Spirit. Here in Canterbury Diocese we have prayed together for many years during the Novena using art and scripture and this has become a rich part of our shared prayer life. Since 2016 our Novena materials have also become resources for Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement begun by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York as a time to pray for evangelism in the days between Ascension and Pentecost. This is an invitation to the whole world to pray at this time so when you pray using the Novena materials during the Nine Days you’re joining with thousands of others not only around the Diocese but also internationally. Make sure you pick up a copy of the booklet – pop them in your pocket and use them each day as, like the disciples, we wait for the coming of the Spirit between Pentecost and Ascension.
Here in the G7 Benefice, as we have done in previous years, there will be opportunities for us all to come together each day to pray, although if you prefer you can do this at home using the booklets.
Please join us this Novena as we pray Thy Kingdom Come. May the Spirit bless us through our waiting with encounters that encourage and transform as we journey on together.

Date Theme Church Time
Friday 31st Praise Little Chart 10.00 (Open Praise)
Saturday 1st Thanks Hothfield 17.30 (Evening Prayer)
Sunday 2nd Sorry Church services Various
Monday 3rd Offer Pluckley 18.00 (Julian Meeting)
19.00 (Novena Prayer)
Tuesday 4th Pray for … Charing 09.00 (Communion)
Charing Heath 19.00 (Bible Study)
Wednesday 5th Help Charing Heath 10.30 (Communion)
Thursday 6th Adore ‘At Home’ …
Friday 7th Celebrate Westwell 10.00 (Iona Eucharist)
Saturday 8th Silence Egerton 17.30 (Compline)