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June 2018

Thy Kingdom Come

As I write this we are in that ‘almost, but not yet’ time of waiting between Ascension Day and Pentecost,
between Jesus ascending back to God the Father which we celebrated on Thursday 10th May and the
sending of the Holy Spirit which this year falls on Sunday 20th May.

However, in the churches across The Avon-Swift Benefice we have certainly not been waiting idly! We
began on Ascension Day in Gilmorton church with Buggy Service for pre-school children and their carers.
Using a helium balloon to demonstrate Ascension became more realistic when the balloon ‘accidentally’
drifted up into the roof of the church, where to date it still rests comfortably!

After Buggy Service we went to Swinford church. Here we set up Prayer Stations based on The Lord’s
Prayer ready for Swinford school to come in groups to think about what The Lord’s Prayer might be
saying, and how we might respond to God through our prayers. The children wrote prayers of praise and
thanksgiving and joined these prayers together to create a prayer chain. They held a globe and prayed for
joy, hope, peace, love and justice in places across the world. They used their senses with bread to work out
what ‘give us this day our daily bread’ means. And they thought about trespasses and forgiveness, sticking
broken hearts back together as a reminder that God loves us and wants us and our relationships to be
whole. The Prayer Stations were then packed up and used again at North Kilworth, South Kilworth and
Gilmorton the following week.

Our intention in taking these prayer stations round to our church schools was to join in with ‘Thy
Kingdom Come’ https://www.thykingdomcome.global a wave of prayer which sees millions of Christians
joining together in prayer across the world. For people of faith, being thankful before God and praying for
the world, our daily needs and our relationships, is important as we trust, as one little girl so beautifully
put it, that God wants to hold us tightly and carefully “so that God doesn’t drop us”.

If you are a person who prays, you might want to take a moment in prayer now. And if you would like us
to pray with or for you, please do get in touch, or leave a prayer in one of our churches.

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Revd. Alison Iliffe, Assistant Curate,
The Avon-Swift Benefice

Reminder:) Holy Communion at South Kilworth on the 3rd Sunday of the month is now at 8.30.
Details of services in other Avon-Swift Benefice churches can be seen on the church notice board.



We welcome a new member into our church family:
Max Peter ADCOCK on 22ND APRIL at South Kilworth.

All enquiries regarding Church matters should be directed to:
The Rev’d Emma Davies, The Vicarage, Church Lane, Gilmorton.
Telephone: 01455 556573; email emma.davies1@sky.com
The Rev’d Alison Iliffe, The Rectory, Dag Lane, North Kilworth.
Telephone: 01858 881248 email ajiliffe@gmail.com