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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.

Tuesday 14th May 2.30 - 5pm in St Johns Church Hall, Enmore Green, SP7 8LL (top of Church Hill) Join us as we reminisce on Enmore Green and beyond in former times. Did you live in Enmore Green or go to Enmore Green School? were you baptised or married in St Johns? Or, perhaps your parents or grandparents lived there?
*Do come, wherever your memories were made* and share them over tea and cake. If you need transport ring Elizabeth on 01747 850654

Sunday 10th February 2019
6.00 pm
St James’ Church, Shaftesbury

We now see Pilgrim peering into a little grotto by the roadside; from a fissure in the rocks facing him a steady flow of water is pouring into a rocky basin below, and then overflowing into a channel which leads away under the track.  He cups his hands and finds it both cool and clean enough to drink! His mind strays over many descriptions of water – not stagnant, but living, bubbling, effervescent, refreshing, water of life, eau-de-vie – but isn’t that brandy?! – and then on to “D.O.M.” on the Benedictine bottle labels. Isn’t that short for ‘From God, the greatest and the best”? The monks certainly got that one right!

Come and quench your spiritual thirst with us - you will be very welcome, and there is time for fellowship and refreshments afterwards.