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.
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