Christians Together in Newton Abbot & District

 

Our Chair
of CTNAD

Rev Gill Daniel

Links to other pages

Diary

Links to our
churches

Cornerstone CF meet at Highweek Primary School Hall from 10.30 to 11.30 on Sundays and provide a ‘Sunday school’ for children during the service ** Contact details ….. Roger Beech, Chairman…… tel 01626 367513; Dr Derek Earls, Secretary…… tel 01626 334147.

Newton Abbot
Night Shelter
Initiative
(to follow)

Welcome to Christians Together in Newton Abbot & District! 

Links to our Churches HERE

Updated Diary (to Oct 2020) of Christian Events in the
Newton Abbot Area -
HERE

We feel that it is no longer necessary or appropriate to advise you of the many events that have been cancelled. These pages outline the normal pattern of events. In the meantime, let us pray for a way forward through these dark times knowing that God remains in charge whatever happens...

A Prayer for healing

Our God,

Your Word says that You answer people when they call on Your name, and that You deliver them. We ask that You would heal those who are sick or carrying the COVID-19 virus without knowing it. Heal them and protect those around them.

Provide a cure for the Coronavirus and heal our economy. Bring a quick and miraculous end to the darkness in our world.

Whether Your healing comes today, next week, or next month, we believe that you will heal our world. And we will continue to praise You, even as we wait for answers.

In Jesus' Name, Amen.

However we can continue to pray! So we have listed the commitments made at the World Day of Prayer and would ask that you make them part of your own prayer time. 

  • To pray for all in our area that we will be united in faith of our blessed Lord.

  • Be open to let Jesus, or someone else, be calling with his grace, to lead us/show us a path.

  • Please let me have good health so that I can do more to help people.

  • My commitment is to pray for the Christians of Newton Abbot that they unite in bringing all denominations together in praising God.

  • On seeing anyone in need, step up and offer help.

  • To always be there for friends and family - and help when help is needed.

  • I will continue to pray for peace, justice, equality for all peoples, regardless of race, colour, creed or gender - as God loves us ALL.

  • To have an open mind and listen to what God would like me to do.....

  • To keep in touch with more distant friends/acquaintances to support them if possible.

  • Help the homeless.

  • To have a relationship with our Lord. To pray for people that we meet who are all in need and going through difficult times.

  • To prayerfully give more of my time, talents and resources, locally and globally.

  • Praying for our town, that we can work together in Christian love.

  • Have the courage to speak to one or more of the many homeless I walk past daily.

  • I want to share 'being made well' with people in Zimbabwe.

  • Be kind to everyone. Help all I can.

  • Pray for unity among the Christian Churches in Newton Abbot - reach people as Christians, not denominations.

  • Pray daily for my community.

  • Pray for ways to help those in our community.

  • I commit to pray for out community of Newton Abbot and to lookfor ways to reach out to people.

  • Try to be always forgiving and help others forgive.

  • To pray for Newton Abbot.

Prayer Breakfast: Prayer Breakfast is held at St Paul's, Devon Square on the 1st Saturday each month starting at 8am until around 9.00am. 

Our Special Guest from time to time is our MP Anne-Marie Morris who returns to Prayer Breakfast as her busy schedules permit.

During lockdown we have held virtual PB on ZOOM; same day starting at 8.30am. Please contact Jeremy Howell for details...

Historians will tell you that Newton Abbot was two towns. Suffice it to say that the two former C of E parishes of Highweek and Wolborough were united as one parish of Newton Abbot in 2017. There are several other Anglican churches within just a very few miles at Kingsteignton, Kingskerswell, Abbotskerswell and Milber, not necessarily part of CTNAD. With the large number of other churches in Newton Abbot, the town is now thriving with Christian Activity...

CTNAD have agreed to sponsor the Newton Abbot Homeless Initiative. 

Watch this space for more information as it becomes available...


The Big Brekkie on October 12 raising funds for Christian Aid...

 

Good Friday Walk of Witness. This is one of our biggest events and all Christians are invited to participate. Typically we witness to the events of 2,000 years ago in a silent procession through the town that may pause at various "stations" along the way finally arriving at one of our churches for a service.

Sadly this will be the first year for a long time that we have had to cancel...

 
Thy Kingdom Come

This Thursday - Ascension day - is the beginning of 11 days of prayer for Thy Kingdom Come - an ecumenical initiative originally begun in 2016 by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. So here is news and some links of what is happening locally, nationally and beyond, as we join together in prayer in Lockdown, to ask God to bring others to know Jesus Christ. 
The global prayer campaign Thy Kingdom Come has launched new elements, including 'Prayer and Care', in response to the coronavirus pandemic. A global prayer movement, characterised by mass public gatherings and worship, has been radically revamped due to Covid-19. Thy Kingdom Come has been tailored to enable churches, families and individuals to pray and worship in their homes, through a suite of adapted resources, in line with social distancing guidelines. Now in its fifth year, the movement - which began as a call to prayer for evangelisation within the Anglican Communion in the period from Ascension to Pentecost - now draws thousands of Christians together, across different denominations and traditions, to pray for their friends, family and neighbours to come to know the love of Jesus. For the first time this year, Christians are not only encouraged to pray for others to know the love of Christ, but to also practically demonstrate their love and care through action during the 11 days; an initiative called 'Prayer and Care'. 

Here are 5 ideas on how we can care and love those we know, even when we are socially distanced: 
1. Keep up contact. Make a phone call, send an email, letter or card saying that you are praying for them at this time. 
2. Keep an eye out for the anniversaries of life events. Make that phone call to let people know you care. 
3. Send a small gift or book purchased on line, maybe insert life words etc. 
4. Serve where you can in delivering groceries or medications. 
5. Make sure the people you pray for know how much you value them by whatever means you can find.

240 Hours of prayer in Devon 21-31 May

As part of Thy Kingdom Come this year, Exeter Diocese is endeavouring to have continuous prayer over the whole time. That's 240 hours of prayer at a time when our nation and county really needs it. We'd love people from churches across Devon to join us in prayer. We will have a virtual prayer room and churches and individuals can sign up to prayer there from 21-31 May. All the details of how it will work are here: https://exeter.anglican.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/24-10-Prayer-Room.pdf
and people can sign up here 
https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/70087a

Why not encourage your church to get involved?

South West Prays 

You're invited to join us for SOUTH WEST PRAYS on Pentecost Sunday, 31st May at 8pm! Live Online 
www.southwestawake.com
An historic online prayer event with thousands of Christians all over the region tuning in to seek the face of God. It might just be the biggest prayer meeting that has ever taken place here.
Let's PRAY together!

WWW.CTNAD.ORG.UK

External Links:

Churches together in Devon

Christians together in Britain & Ireland

Letter from the Satterlys of OM Ships; they've been around South America and will be heading to Europe in 2020. Read their newsletter HERE... (Opens in a new tab; close the tab to return to this page.)

May 2020