Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Lyminge with Paddlesworth

A Message from Bishop Rose

22 May 2020, midnight

Thy Kingdom Come - a global wave of prayer for our friends and family to come to know Jesus - begins this week. Here are five easy ways for you and your church to get involved:

1. Download this year's beautiful Novena resources for free - use them for your own quiet time, with those in your household or in an online small group. View the resources and download them here .

2. Sign up to receive daily emails with the Novena images and prompts to help you to reflect and go deeper with God - sign up here.

3. Join us for our Diocesan Day of Prayer and Pilgrimage, 29-30 May. We've re-imagined it for Lockdown and will be offering an online pilgrimage through everyday items, with contributions from every deanery of our diocese. All you'll need are some everyday objects and and internet connection - check out the details and times here - and please spread the word.

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">4. Tell us what you hear. Our theme this year is 'Listening on the way' and we want to know what you hear from God during this time - write or draw your thoughts, take a photo and email the team </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">[email protected]</span><span style="font-size: 1rem;"> to help us to share what God is saying to us during this season.</span>

I do hope that you'll be able to participate in some or all of these ways, so that we can all keep well, keep connected and keep praying during this extraordinary time.