Diocesan press releases

40 hours of worship and prayer – Thy Kingdom Come

A church in Newport will be holding 40 hours of continuous worship and prayer in support of the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ initiative.

St Julians Parish Church is hosting the event, which runs from 8am on Friday 11 May to midnight on Saturday 12 May, and people are encouraged just to ‘drop in’.

As Fr David Matthews, explains: “As well as liturgy and worship, there will be periods of silence, reflective music, Prayer Stations and devotional readings available.

“We shall also be offering refreshments throughout the Forty Hours and this is very much a ‘drop in, drop out’ event where everyone across the Diocese/Province will be welcome to come along and be caught up and absorbed by the Presence of the Lord.”

This will be the second year that St Julians Parish Church has organised its forty hours of devotion in support of Thy Kingdom Come. This is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.

What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

The church will be open throughout, however, the schedule of structured worship is as follows:

FRIDAY 11 MAY 2018                                                                                            

8am Mass then the

Forty Hours begin 

12pm Midday Prayer

6pm The Stations of the Cross

9pm The Rosary 

11pm Compline


 8am Morning Prayer

10am Mass

12pm Midday Prayer

3pm The Jesus Prayer

6pm Stations of the Resurrection

9pm The Office of Readings

11.30pm Compline

then at

Midnight – the Forty Hours end