Diocesan press releases

Deepen your commitment following global prayer wave

Parishes and people across the Llandaff Diocese joined in a global wave of prayer last week.

They took up the call to support the Thy Kingdom Come campaign to pray every day for 10 minutes in the 10 days between Ascension Day (May 25) and Pentecost (June 4).

The campaign was started by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was joined by Christians of all denominations, with a Prayer Card invitation from all the Welsh bishops.

And now for those who want to deepen their commitment to prayer, places are still available next month on the Diocesan Festival of Prayer on July 1, with its many presentations and workshops on different approaches to prayer and spirituality.

Whether you want to deepen your walk with God along familiar paths, or try something new, you should find something to suit. There’s prayer through play – even Lego! – or through poetry, dance, walking or silence. Or what about new perspectives on the Lord’s Prayer, or Franciscan or Marian spirituality. There’s also the chance to learn about spirituality and prayer in Islamic tradition.

Alongside local speakers from the Diocese and St Padarn’s Institute (staff and ordinands), the Festival will welcome Brother Samuel SSF, who will address eco-spirituality, and Fr Brendan O’Malley, drawing on long experience of Celtic Christianity and Spiritual Direction.

It is the second ever Diocesan Festival of Prayer, and follows the resounding success of the first ever one last year.

For more information, and to book visit www.festivalofprayer.co.uk/ or contact Revd Moira Spence on 01656 881960. The day costs £25, including tea/coffee and lunch.