A Message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

As Church Leaders committed to Churches Together in Surrey and all that this stands for, it is our pleasure to send greetings to the more local Churches Together groups at the time of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

The message needs constantly repeating, that divided and un-reconciled faith communities contribute to the divisions of the world. Whereas reconciled Christians working and witnessing together, even if not yet in full unity, bear witness to Christ’s gospel in which the Church itself is an instrument of reconciliation, peace, service and goodwill.

We give thanks for all that is being achieved locally through the cooperation of churches across Surrey and North East Hampshire

The ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ global wave of prayer has become an important expression of our unity in prayer and mission. The novena of prayer, from Ascension Day to Pentecost, will again be concluded by a Beacon Event at Guildford Cathedral on the afternoon and evening of Pentecost, May 20th. Exciting plans are being made for the day which we hope will be both a culmination of all that will be happening locally as Christians pray together and a springboard for continuing prayer.

Please book the date and look out for further information about the day. You can find information about Thy Kingdom Come at www.thykingdomcome.global and share what you are doing locally on the Events Map.

From

Revd John Hellyer                  Chair, Methodist South East District

Revd Stuart Davison               Regional Minister South East Baptist Association

Rt Revd Andrew Watson        Anglican Bishop of Guildford

Rt Revd Richard Moth            Roman Catholic Bishop of Arundel and Brighton

Revd Nicola Furley Smith       Moderator, URC Southern Synod

Revd Clare Downing              Moderator, URC Wessex Synod

Rt Revd Jonathan Clark         Bishop of Croydon

Rt Revd Jo Bailey Wells         Bishop of Dorking

Ven.Moira Astin                      Archdeacon of Reigate

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