We were thrilled to be part of this year’s “Thy kingdom come” prayer initiative. We turned St Luke’s into a big prayer space (well, it is a church, so it is always a prayer space, but this was a bit different) from Ascension Day to Pentecost and invited people to come in and experience praying in different ways. There were Bible passages to reflect on, things to make and do, reflections based on some of the stained glass windows and even breadsticks to sample.
To our delight, St Luke’s Church School took us up on our invitation to bring the children over to take part and sent the entire school (not all at once). Every class was given an hour to come into the church and explore the prayer stations. Several people from the church came to help. It was wonderful to see so many children praying in different ways and talking