Call to Prayer


2020 Hours of Prayer

Dear Christian brothers and sisters in the Ryde area,

We invite you to set apart two thousand and twenty hours this summer to pray for our town and its surrounding area.

When we began the year, we could never have imagined where we would be right now, nor the devastating effect that the Covid-19 Coronavirus would have on our lives and our community. None of us could claim perfect 2020 vision. For the Isle of Wight, dependent so much on leisure and tourism and all the other businesses and community groups that maintain and enrich our lives, this is going to be a hugely different summer from the one we expected.

For the 2020 hours from 10am on Wednesday 1st July until 2pm on Wednesday 23rd September we are committing ourselves to pray each day for Ryde and the surrounding area. We call upon all our Christian brothers and sisters in the area to join us in this commitment.

On our dedicated website you will find daily themes and other resources to guide your prayers.

We pray that God will bless you and keep you safe at this challenging time.

Rev Kerry Birch, Ryde Baptist Church

Rev Veronica Brown, Holy Cross, Binstead; St Peter’s, Havenstreet and St Mark’s and St Edmund’s, Wootton (Church of England)

The Sisters of St Cecilia’s Abbey, Appley Rise, Ryde

Rev Brian Harley, Ryde United Reformed Church

Ven Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight

Rev Samantha Martell, All Saints, Ryde, and St Michael and All Angels, Swanmore (Church of England)

Rev Paul Meredith, Ryde Elim Church

Rev David Plumb, Ryde, Binstead and Wootton Methodist Churches

The Brothers of Quarr Abbey, Quarr Road, Ryde

Rev Sue Theobald, St John the Baptist with Holy Trinity, Ryde (Church of England)

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