A ‘novena’ is an ancient Christian tradition – it’s a nine-day period of prayer that traditionally falls between Ascension (when Jesus physically departed earth for heaven) and Pentecost (when the first disciples were gifted with the presence of the Holy Spirit. It marks a time when Jesus’ disciples are said to have prayed constantly – stuck in an ‘in-between place’, waiting to see what God would do next.

Every year, the Diocese of Canterbury marks this time by creating a booklet of scripture, prayers and artwork for each day of the Novena. Over the years, this booklet has become a key resource for the worldwide Church as we use this time to pray for our friends and family to come to know Jesus – a global wave of prayer known as Thy Kingdom Come. (Taken from Canterbury Diocesan website)


Each day a familiar face from the deanery will be leading a service (known as the daily waiting) which will be uploaded on to our youtube page at the beginning of each day. 
You can join is with these services by using the Novena orders of service here:
Word version, PDF version





The diocese is also having daily zooms at noon Topic: TKC Novena Daily Zoom 12pm (14-22 May) To join these zoom meetings the link can be found on the Diocesan website by clicking here
Or the ID and code are Meeting ID: 815 5372 4658 Passcode: 100900