Pentecost will be celebrated on Sunday 5 June 2022, fifty days after Easter Sunday.

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


PRAY WITH ARCHBISHOP BERNARD - NOVENA FROM ASCENSION TO PENTECOST


‘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.

Amen




Thy Kingdom Come

The global prayer movement runs from Ascension Day (26 May) to Pentecost Sunday (5 June) 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.

This year a number of new resources are available for churches, families and individuals, as well as ways worshipping communities can participate.

For adults the main resources this year is the Prayer Journal and Novena - both written by Archbishop Justin Welby, with the Novena based on 1 Peter, the foundation scripture for the Lambeth Conference. 150,000 free copies will be given away as part of this year’s campaign.

TKC will also be teaming up with 24-7 Prayer providing daily audio reflections for their Lectio 365 app.

For children and families there will be a brand-new series of Cheeky Pandas animations based on the Fruit of the Spirit (including a platinum Jubilee-related episode) packed with fun, music and biblical truths. Each episode will have an accompanying activity pack and assembly plan which can be used at church, at home or school.

For youth there will be a brand-new video series produced by a leading Christian Youth Ministry.

DOWNLOAD the Pentecost Novena booklet



The God Who Speaks

Resources from The God Who Speaks scripture initiative. 

GWS - Ascension



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 to Pentecost Reflection



Friends of the Holy Land - The Pentecost Challenge 2022

You're invited to walk across the Holy Land virtually and help get Christian communities back on their feet.

Raise funds for the charity's vital work in the Holy Land by walking, running, cycling or swimming the 100-mile pilgrimage route from Nazareth to Bethlehem.

FHL Pentecost Challenge


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