Week of Prayer - Camus-Juxta-Bann

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The Week of Prayer in the Parish of Camus-juxta-Bann 10th - 16th May

Sunday Service prepared and  led by the Sunday Club
Monday Service Prepared and led by Mothers’ Union
Tuesday Service Prepared and led by the Men’s Society
Wednesday  Service prepared and led by the Choir
Thursday  Service Prepared and led by the Select Vestry
Friday Service prepared and led by Parish Development Team

Saturday afternoon A ‘Rogationtide’ Prayer Walk from St Mary’s Church to Camus House, with a BBQ picnic and a time of thanksgiving, prayer and praise  on the site the where the first Christian community in our parish was established in the 6th century.  

From Monday  - Friday a ‘Soup and Prayer lunch’ was held in the Minor Hall and a Christian Aid Week house-to-house collection was carried out in Macosquin village

This was a very spiritual week in the parish. The daily times of prayer and other activities involved the members of all the organisations and other parishioners, uniting them in prayerful commitment to seek fresh vision and new ways of fulfilling their own roles more effectively, as the  mission and ministry of the church develops during the Year of Opportunity in 2016.

Most memorable were the 'Pebbles of Prayer' which were laid at the foot of the cross by the people who attended the evening services, and the heartfelt prayers which had been contributed by members of the congregation which were offered each night, and at the 'Open Air Service beside the Celtic Cross in Camus Cemetery where  Diocesan Reader Harry Caskey received the Book of Prayer from Lorna Doherty on behalf of the Parishes of Kilrea and Aghadowey.

The involvement of so many different groups in the parish and their commitment to explore new ways of enhancing their ministry and outreach in the parish was really encouraging.

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