Pentecost will be celebrated on Sunday 19 May 2024, fifty days after Easter Sunday.

It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Our Lady and the Apostles.


‘That God may raise us up’

Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven. (Lk 24:51)

Lift us up with you, Lord Jesus Christ,

from the sickness, suffering, fear and grief of these last months.

Bless all that your body, the Church, has achieved through her worship of God

and her care of God’s children.

Renew the Holy Spirit among us,

that, sent like your apostles, to the people of our diocese,

all may contribute to the proclamation of God’s word

and to the growth of God’s kingdom.


Thy Kingdom Come

The global prayer movement runs from Ascension Day (9 May) to Pentecost Sunday (19 May) and includes the Pentecost Novena - days of intercessory prayer for evangelisation and renewal of the Church.

All are invited to join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ.

The God Who Speaks

Resources from The God Who Speaks scripture initiative. 

GWS - Ascension


A wealth of resources to use in parishes and schools in preparation for Pentecost.

Bible Society

Once Lent and Easter are over for another year, get started on The In-between Time.

You’ll find a five-week journey from Easter to Pentecost that’s full of ways of keeping you focused on Scripture and on God’s continuing work in your life.

The In-between Time resources

Sign up for The Pentecost Reflection 2024


Online Pentecost Retreat 

Relishing the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Friday 10 to Saturday 18 May - Daily - Online
Led by: Carmelite Retreat Team
Cost: Free - Donations very welcome!

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are seven, but what are gifts if they do not bear fruits? During the 9 days leading to the great feast of Pentecost, we will be reflecting on the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit. 

During this retreat, you’ll:
•    Recognise the fruits of the Spirit in your life
•    Be empowered to live each day in the joy and power of the Spirit
•    Learn how the Holy Spirit is gradually bringing about your transformation
•    Identify opportunities for cooperating with the Spirit’s grace in your life.

Each day you will receive a five-minute video reflection on one fruit of the Spirit.

You’ll gain amazing insights that will inspire you and invite you to allow the Holy Spirit to anoint the rest of your day. 

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Online Pentecost Retreat Morning

Hosted by ADoRE (Alton Day of Renewal), Saturday 18 May, 10am to 1pm.

“TEMPLES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – surrendering to God’s will.” 

This spiritual mini-retreat includes Mass, Adoration, Praise, Prayer for the gifts of the Holy Spirit and inspiring guest speaker Gary Stephens, leader of the New Dawn conference at Walsingham. 

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