We are really looking forward to all that God has for us as Winchester Diocese in 2018, and a big part of that is our commitment to pray and be expectant over Pentecost. We have had a great time over the past couple of years engaging with Novena (nine days of prayer leading up to Pentecost) and the service at Winchester Cathedral. We have had hundreds of prayer sessions happening across the diocese and have been amazed and encouraged by our collective call and engagement in prayer.
In 2018 we want to step it up a gear in terms of prayer and mission, and have several ways for you to get involved.
Novena – We want to pray!! We want every parish praying, and we want to engage teenagers and children in prayer too. For ideas on how to engage your churches and young people in this you can visit this website – Prayer Resources
Saturday 19th May
There is a royal wedding, FA cup final and our event on the green. More information on this day will be out soon.
This year we are excited to announce new Lent Resources for both Adults, Inter-Generational Church and Young People. These resources are available free from:
Barnabas in Churches: Resourcing work among children and families
Here are three games, which are each capable of adaptation in different ways to introduce various aspects of the Bible. They make ideal, simple icebreaker activities to do before a session on a particular related Bible story or character.
The city of Ancora used to glow with the light of a thousand stories. Now these tales are gone and the Spire grows dim. But some still search for stories, to relight the Spire once more. They are called the Guardians of Ancora!
Join the characters from Scripture Union’s groundbreaking tablet game, Guardians of Ancora, as they rediscover the Christmas story. The Ancora Christmas Bible comic combines high-quality artwork with augmented reality content to bring the story of Jesus’ birth to life.
Here’s an interactive ‘game’ type program from Bible Society Australia – suitable for children and young teens, it contains scrolls to read, videos to watch, areas to navigate, all telling popular stories from Jesus’ life. Click here to have a go.