St Hilda's Anglican Church, Island Bay
Yes, there have been two Weeks of Guided Prayer happening in Wellington this week 20-25 May.
Sr Clare O'Connor and Graham Millar have been prayer guides for a group of seven retreatants who have met on the Victoria University campus. This Week continues a trend of staging a week of guided prayer annually at Vic. in recent years. While the numbers participating may have been down a little this year, the retreatants have responded very positively to the opportunity to take time out like this to reflect and pray in a more intentional way.
Last night, a group of fifteen retreatants who have been meeting in St Hilda's Anglican Church, Island Bay gathered for a closing group session. This group with prayer guides - Adrienne Thompson, Jo Anastasiadis and Terry Alve - have similarly enjoyed the opportunity to 'retreat' in the midst of their daily life and work. The weekday individual sessions have been held in the afternoons and evenings following an opening group session in the church on Sunday at 4pm. This has been a first Week of Guided Prayer for the Island Bay community. The ecumenical nature of this community was reflected in the retreatants coming from various of the local churches.
We thank Spiritual Growth Ministries and the Wallis Trust for their sponsorship of these Weeks of Prayer.
The next Week of Guided Prayer in the Wellington region will begin on Sunday June 10 in St Paul's, Waiwhetu. You can enrol online to attend this week HERE.