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*Thy Kingdom Come* is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, our reliance on the gift of the Holy Spirit is total – on our own we can do nothing. Through the centuries Christians have gathered at that time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ picks up this tradition. As Archbishop Justin Welby says* “In praying 'Thy Kingdom Come' we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities."*
At 9.15 am on Friday 31 May, Saturday 1 June and Monday – Friday 3-7 June we will be having a short time of informal prayer *in St Johns Church*. It will last no more than half an hour though people will be free to stay longer if they wish to. On Saturday 8 June, the eve of Pentecost, we will have Evening prayer at 6.00pm. All are welcome to join us.

Saturday 8 June 10am-2pm in the Town Hall Shaftesbury. Spring Sale with stalls - plants, cakes, books, bric-a-brac, cards, face-painting. Raffle and refreshments. Enjoy a bacon buttie or a cake and coffee, and plenty of chat. Proceeds will go towards the cost of necessary roof repairs to the church roof.

Wednesday 10th October 2.30 - 5pm in St Johns Church Hall. Join us to share your memories of Enmore Green and beyond over tea and cake. All are welcome to come and join in what is usually a lively conversation. Contact Elizabeth if you need transport or for more details on 01747 850654 or lizziepreston1@gmail.com

We continue to mark our 175th Birthday with a Celebration in Flowers, loosely themed on the occupations and trades recorded in the 1841 Census, which was taken two years before St John's opened. We invite you to come on Saturday 8th September 10- 4.30 or Sunday 9th 2.30 - 5pm, and see our little church in festive mood. Refreshments will be available - Teas on Sunday afternoon. We shall be welcoming Bishop Karen Gorham to lead our Festival Communion on Sunday 9th at 11.15am.

Saturday 11th August 10am - 5pm - An Exhibition of Memories of Enmore Green and St Johns Church in the church.. Come and find out some of the history of this part of Shaftesbury, the people and the stories. On display: church and school records, transcripts of the 1939 Register and some Censuses, poll books etc. maps and photos, newspaper articles, and details of those commemorated on our war memorial,
This is a work in progress so do come and share your memories of Enmore Green and contribute to our knowledge of its history.
Refreshments will be served through the day.We look forward to seeing you.
Contact Elizabeth Preston if you have any information or memorabilia you would like to share .- *01747 850654 or lizziepreston1@gmail.*com and/or if you would like to know about our next Tea and Memories afternoon..

Please note the Team Barn Service on the Sunday 29th July is now at Lower Breach Farm, West Orchard, SP7 0LL. It is still at 11am, led by Bishop Karen and followed by a Bring & Share lunch.There is parking available and maps should be available in your church or on the following link.

Map to West Orchard Barn