Can you join in prayer for the new Bishop?
The Dean of Guildford, the Very Revd Dianna Gwilliams, writes:
Could you make plans during the Diocesan Week of Prayer (9-14 June) to come to Guildford Cathedral to pray for the Crown Nominations Commission, which meets in that week to discern the next Bishop of Guildford?
We will also be praying for our Common Purpose. Working together with the Guildfordâ€“based prayer movement 24/7, we will create different places for prayer and creative opportunities for praying for spiritual maturity, numerical growth and deepening community engagement.
There will be ways of praying which are familiar and some of which are new. You may want to join the week of prayer from your parish or home, or your device. Prayer material will be available from the cathedral website www.guildford-cathedral.org and from the 24/7 Prayer website http://uk.24-7prayer.com/.
We are asking each visitor to the Week of Prayer to write a prayer or a word for our new Bishop. These will be gathered together and presented to him at his enthronement.
If you want to come as a parish or team group please e-mail WeekofPrayer@guildford-cathedral.org so a group visit can be co-ordinated. Individuals are welcome at any time. Further information and open times can be found on the cathedral website. www.guildford-cathedral.org.
We each have a part to play in bringing in God's Kingdom and this week will be very important for the life of our diocese. Please do join in!