We have launched a dedicated period of prayer for our growth both spiritually and numerically over the coming years.
We pray that more people will come to know the love of Jesus and join us in our life and worship; as well as continuing to pray for our parishes, schools and all those who are already part of the Diocese.
The time of prayer was launched with a pilgrimage around Worcester Cathedral and Bishop Martin has a pilgrimage around our deaneries planned for early summer. We hope that many churches will mark this time with their own events using the resources available.
Bishop John writes:
"By 2030 we pray that we shall have healthy and sustainable churches which are resourced and encouraged to worship God, make disciples, share hope, and transform their communities. We hope to have double the number of children and young people in our churches, at least 100 new worshipping communities and congregations of 150 people in each major area of population. None of this will happen without prayer – please join us in this!"
- Download a short litany to use to help you in praying for growth in our diocese.
- Download the liturgy used in the Cathedral prayer pilgrimage
- We've produce a new worship song for parishes, download resources here.
- Download prayers that you can use when lighting the candles on the Advent wreath.
- Read about the launch of Praying for Growth and view photos.