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)

We will be having daily reflections 22-31st May ay Midday

these can all be watched 'live' at

To find out more and download resources including the booklet for reflections and prayers for this period go to the diocesan website here

To find the Thy Kingdom Come digital family adventure map and family resources go here

Our parish home holiday club will be following the Thy Kingdom Come materials and you can find out more here

Saturday - Day 9

Friday - Day 8

Thursday - Day 7

Wednesday - Day 6

Tuesday 26 - Day 5

Monday 25 - Day 4

Sunday 24 - Day 3:

Saturday 23 - Day 2:


Friday 22 - Day 1: