This week’s update from Mark, our Minister at West Bridgford Methodist Church, focusses on Christian Aid and the Thy Kingdom Come Festival of Prayer.

Christian Aid Week

We are supporting Christian Aid Week again this year.  Tomorrow’s service will think about the work of Christian Aid and we will hear the story of Esther in Malawi and how pigeon peas have changed her life.  Come early and you will have the chance to enjoy a fantastic breakfast cooked by our Scouts in aid of Christian Aid.

Please do give as generously as you can to support their important work.  Gift Aid envelopes are available in church.

Thy Kingdom Come Festival of Prayer

Thy Kingdom Come is part of a Global movement of prayer between Ascension Day (18th May) and Pentecost (28th May).

West Bridgford Methodist Church is celebrating with a Festival of Prayer, offering a range of different ways of praying together and individually.  There are also ways of joining in with other churches across Nottingham.

What’s On

Prayer Opportunities
Daily Prayer Times at Church
6.30pm to 7pm on weekdays (Friday 19th to Friday 26th May)
– 9.30 am to 10am Saturday 20th and 27th May

Over the 11 days we will be praying for every person on our Church Directory.  Please do ask your pastoral visitor if you want to know when you will be prayed for.

Prayer stations

There will be a number of prayer stations on the church premises between the 18th and 28th May, including an outdoor prayer labyrinth, that can be used at any time.

Prayer Walking
We are joining with the other churches in Nottingham to try and pray for every street in Nottingham and West Bridgford.  The attached leaflet explains what prayer walking is and how you can get involved.

Nottingham United prayer gathering

7pm Friday 25th May at Trent Vineyard.  Book a free ticket:


Thursday 18th May at 7pm – A reflective service to mark Ascension Day
Sunday 21st May 10.30am – Thy Kingdom Come themed service
Sunday 21st May 3pm – Circuit service to mark Wesley’s Aldersgate conversion at (at Radcliffe Methodist Church)
Wednesday 24th May 12 noon – Midweek communion
Sunday 28th May 10.30am Pentecost service

So lots going on, and we hope for many blessings as we pray together over this time.

As always if you have any questions about any of this, or anything else, then please contact Mark.