Monthly Prayer Meetings

At Wrangthorn, we passionately believe in the power of prayer to change lives and bring about God's Kingdom. You can read more about 'Project Watchtower' here.

We would love you to join us for our monthly prayer meetings. They are held at 7:30pm, Room 2 in the church hall, on the first Monday of each month. We'll pray for ourselves, the church in Hyde Park and Woodhouse, and our world. 

Upcoming dates (to summer 2017):

 

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Easter 2017 - Celebrate With Us

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Maundy Thursday Communion, 7:30pm (Facebook event) - A chance to reflect on the Last Supper, and to prepare our hearts for Easter.

Good Friday Hour at the Cross, 3:00pm (Facebook event) - The greatest sacrifice, and our response to it.

Good Friday Prayer Vigil, 9:00pm till Midnight (Facebook event) - Come to church for as long as you need, to pray and gather our thoughts with various prayer stations.

Easter Sunday Family Communion, 10:30am (Facebook event) - Join us to celebrate the risen Jesus, with activities for all the family.

 

Project Watchtower: 24/7 Prayer for Wrangthorn?

Whilst struggling with a dental infection over last weekend, I took solace in the Peter Grieg book ‘Red Moon Rising’ – a book which had belonged to my son, but I’d rescued in an attempt to finally clear out his old room (now he has been married for 3½ years!) The title neatly combines the title of a 1969 hit for Creedence Clearwater Revival (in my top 10 groups of all time since I was a teenager), and the ‘blood red moon’ verse at the end of Joel Chapter 2. Grieg’s book blew my mind regarding the potential of intercessory prayer in working with God to move His kingdom forward and seemed to be the next stage in a personal three-year journey with Him deeper into more radical forms of prayer.

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Grieg’s book blew my mind regarding the potential of intercessory prayer in working with God to move His kingdom forward and seemed to be the next stage in a personal three-year journey with Him deeper into more radical forms of prayer.

Grieg is one of a small team of people used mightily by God in the late nineties and early 2000s to set up a radical network of young intercessors which became known as the 24/7 network.  Their speciality was setting up local prayer rooms and then having seasons of constant prayer in these spaces.  Grieg was inspired by a German-Moravian prayer movement of the 18th century but his 21st century network quickly spread all over Europe and into Australia and South America.

By possible God-incidence, I started the book at the beginning of a week that was scheduled to end with me preaching on Luke 18 and Jesus’s 11th hour teaching to his disciples on prayer – in particular, being persistent and God-dependent in our approach.  Grieg’s book drew me to the beginning of Isaiah 62, particularly verses 6-7 where the writer talks about “posting watchmen on the walls”, who will give themselves or God “no rest” until He establishes “Jerusalem” and “her salvation” shines out “like a burning torch”.  (This led me to Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” and, I thought, a good excuse to play the Nobel Prize winner over the church sound system!)

So, what with Grieg, Luke, Isaiah and Dylan all competing for my attention, I was a little overwhelmed with material for my sermon and apologies if I went on a bit (again!), but I felt inspired with a specific message to give to Wrangthorn.

In particular, I wanted to talk about what it might look like to cover a church week with a more comprehensive timetable of intercession and I to encourage people to engage in what already existed as well as think about committing to some new weekly slots - all in our ‘Prayer Room’, that is Room 2 upstairs in the hall.

These could be as follows:

  • Monday – 8 to 8.30am.
  • Tuesday – 8 to 8.30am.
  • Wednesday – Morning Prayer at 10am.
  • Thursday – as Monday, although I have now had an offer.
  • Friday – 8 to 9am.
  • Sunday – praying for the day’s services at 9.30am. 

If this interests you and you’d like to chat more about what this might involve, please send me an email to: nothingman1961@yahoo.com

John Hebden

Students are welcome!

It's an exciting time of the year in Leeds, as our universities start their Freshers' Weeks, and we welcome new and returning students.

We'd love to say hello and get to know you better at either our 10:30am service, or our 5:00pm service - you can find out more here 

We will be praying for you all at this exciting but sometimes challenging time.

God bless,

Che

Heritage Open Day - 21st May 2016

Rev. Joanna Seabourne & one of our wardens, Jim Rowland, discuss St Mark's with Graham.

Rev. Joanna Seabourne & one of our wardens, Jim Rowland, discuss St Mark's with Graham.

Early artefacts from musical concerts held at St Augustine's, and other photographs.

Early artefacts from musical concerts held at St Augustine's, and other photographs.

Here at St Augustine's, we are passionate about sharing our history and heritage with as many people as possible. On Saturday 21st May, we held our 'Heritage Open Day'. 

In the morning, we gathered together as a congregation to share stories of our history, and to tour our building in detail. In many cases, for the first time, we inspected certain artefacts, and also had a chance to view items from the Regional Archives.

From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the afternoon, we opened the building to the general public. We had over 20 visitors, and we were able to share many interesting aspects of our building. We look forward to holding various other open days soon.

Che, Jo, and the Heritage Team

Church Open for Prayer

Dear Community of Wrangthorn,

After the events that have happened within our community we wanted to let you know that St Augustine’s – the church on the corner of Hyde Park Terrace - will be open on Wednesday morning (20th January) from 9am for anyone who wants to come and pray, light a candle or who would value the opportunity to talk with someone.

There will be prayers led for our community at *10am *for half an hour and the church will be open through the rest of the morning for private prayer and reflection.

You are also welcome to join us at our services on Sunday at 10.30am and 5.30pm when we will again be praying for our community.

Rev Joanna Seabourne

Joanna.seabourne@wrangthorn.org.uk

We pray for the comfort of God to surround our community,

for the peace of God to rest upon our community,

for the love of God to drive out all fear from our community

and for the light of Christ to shine in our community.

First 5:00pm service at Wrangthorn

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We launched our new-style Evening Service on 4th October, and we were delighted to be joined by over 30 people.

We began the service at 5:00pm with coffees and teas, before entering the main body of the church by candlelight. 

Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be continuing a sermon series on Exodus, as well as prayerfully reflecting on how we can best serve Hyde Park as a church community.

New Evening Service Launch - This week!

Following various meetings, and times of prayer for our church and the community, we are delighted to be announcing a new Evening Service, from this Sunday 4th October.

We will meet at Wrangthorn Church from 5:00pm for drinks, before starting worship at 5:30pm. We hope very much that you will be able to join us for this exciting new venture, which seeks to blend traditional and contemporary expressions of Christian spiritual worship.

Annual Celebration Meeting

At 7.30pm tonight we will gather for our Annual Church Meeting. This is always a great opportunity to look back and give thanks for all that we have seen God do over the previous year and to ask for his equipping for the year to come. The reading that was set for Morning Prayer today is Ephesians chapter 4 which in my Bible is entitled ‘Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ’. I was so encouraged to read these verses recognising the way in which God calls us to work together as his body to reflect his Glory.

Verses 4 – 6 say “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

As I prepare for the ACM and make a list of all the people we need to thank for the work that they do to help our church function I am always struck by how long the list is. We are blessed with an amazing group of people who make up our family here at St Augustine’s and it is a privilege to serve God together. Through the time, energy and gifts that people give to the church we are able to function as the living, breathing body that we are called to be, able to welcome and reach out in ways that demonstrate the love of God. Tonight we will give thanks for one another and for all that God has done in us and through us over this last year.

I want to rename these meetings our Annual Celebration Meeting because we have lots to celebrate!