On Sunday 4 June, all are invited to Wells Cathedral for a Pentecost event with a difference! First, discover different ways to pray before joining Bishop Ruth and Bishop John Perry, former Bishop of Chelmsford for a service that will include an interview with Esther Stewart of the Community of St Anselm at Lambeth Palace and music by local Jazz trio, Adam’s Apple.
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The event marks the close of the Thy Kingdom Come, Archbishop Justin’s global call to prayer, which parishes across Bath and Wells are answering with local prayer events ranging from 24-hour prayer to Pentecost in the park.
Between 2.30pm and 4.30pm over 15 prayer stations have been designed to offer a fresh experience of prayer: multi-sensory, playful, reflective and even through dance. Refreshments will then be available before the start of the Pentecost Service at 5pm.
Tina Hodgett, Evangelism Team Leader at the Diocese of Bath and Wells and coordinator of the event says, “Thy Kingdom Come brings together Christians of every kind to pray in Britain and across the world for others to be connected up with God and brought into a deep and life-transforming relationship with Him.
“At Wells Cathedral we’re inviting everyone to come and try out different ways of praying – our ‘Prayer Fayre’ is like any other kind of ‘fayre’ where you wander round and have a go at things and enjoy yourself and see what new stuff you can come away with! We hope people will come away with new prayer experiences and fresh insights into the whole wealth of Christian prayer, ancient and modern, from a variety of traditions.
“We round it all off with a service which enters into the mystery, prayerfulness and surprise of the first Pentecost. It’ll be led by Bishop Ruth with guest speakers Bishop John Perry and Esther Stewart, a member of the Community of St Anselm at Lambeth Palace. We’re really excited about bringing something a little different to the Cathedral and hope others are too!”
The event is non-ticketed and all are welcome.