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April News

Please book into this upcoming event:

We are delighted to present a special morning conference on Saturday 6 July, 8:15am – 12noon. The theme is Exploring the Mission of God and what God might be up to in Shropshire. The event is free to book on Eventbrite. We are suggesting a £5 donation per person at the registration desk on the morning to help cover the event costs. You can also reserve your place by emailing
8:15am – 12pm
(Toast & Croissants 8:15 – 8:45)
£5 suggested donation on the door 

Robert Mountford – Robert is currently the Ecumenical Mission Officer for the Black Country and Staffordshire, the facilitator of the Mission:Mercia network and lecturer in Systematic Theology at the International Bible Training Institute in West Sussex.

Chris Densham – Chris has been the Ecumenical Mission Enabler for Telford & Shropshire since September 2016. He initially trained as a Pharmacist but following a call to Baptist Ministry he trained in Oxford and then spent 22 years as a Baptist Minister initially in Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire and then Dereham in Norfolk.

Both speakers are excellent, and will seek to reflect on the ways God is at work in a wider context both across the region and in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. Robert & Chris will be inspiring, thought provoking and very practical in suggesting how we can better partner with God in His mission to both the County and the Borough.

As a result of presenting this event, there will be no Shropshire Hope Prayer Breakfast this year. Countywide prayer events are part of Shropshire Hope’s DNA, and therefore we will be praying that God will guide us in how best to deliver such events in the future.

‘THY KINGDOM COME’ 2019 – Ascension to Pentecost

The local 2019 ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ initiative is the Shopshire Way Prayer Walk. It will take place primarily between May 30th – June 8th. Prayer Walking is part of the wonderful tradition of Christian pilgrimage which seeks to take pilgrims to famous Christian sites while encountering & communing with God along the way. Our local prayer walk will include praying for the communities & churches that the Shropshire Way passes through, as well as generally praying for God to bless all of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.

Point of Contact: Pauline Mack – Salop Prayer Advocate

Please click on the link which will take you to a short promotional video about this:

The plan:
Prior to May 30 – Stages 2-5. Methodist Walkers: 9:30am at Bridges to Ludlow.
May 30 (Ascension Day) – Stage 6. 9:30am at Ludlow to Wheathill
May 31 – Stages 8-9. 7am at Wilderhope to Wellington
June 1 – Stage 10a. 9:30am at Wellington to Haughmond
June 2 – Stage 10b. Haughmond to Shrewsbury
June 3 – Stage 11. 9:30am at Haughmond to Wem
June 4 – Stage 12. 9:30am at Whitchurch to Ellesmere
June 5 – Stage 13. 9:30am at Ellesmere to Llanymynech
June 6 – Stage 14. 9:30am at Llanymynech to Nesscliffe
June 7 – Stage 15. 9:30am at Nesscliffe to Shrewsbury
June 8 – Stage 1. 9:30am at Shrewsbury to Bridges

For more details about the national ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ initiative, including a wide range of resources go to the national website. Thy Kingdom Come has wide appeal and encourages Christians to think of prayer in the larger context of their communities, counties, regions and nations.

The Shropshire Hope Team