The National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast

Life Beyond Covid: A Renewed Hope 
Friday 25 June, livestreamed from 8 am 

Bookings for the National Parliamentary Prayer breakfast and our Re-imagining Mission webinar are now closed, but you can still watch them on Youtube.

Watch the National Parliamentary Prayer breakfast Watch Re-imagining Mission webinar

Also, all of the resources shared during the webinar are available from our mission platform, lumino. This includes the:

  • Psalm 23 banqueting resources
  • Research presentation
  • Jake Isaac music video
  • Transcript of the conversation between Paul Williams and NT Wright
  • Reflective piece from Fr Timothy Radcliffe

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lumino is our digital platform seeking to equip church leaders for local mission. It’s packed with resources as well as insights into what people in England and Wales think about faith and the Bible. Find out more.

The National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast, organised by Christians in Parliament and supported by Bible Society, is an annual recognition of the contribution that Christianity makes to the national life of the UK. 

The event normally takes place in the Houses of Parliament where over 700 MPs, Peers and church leaders gather to pray for our Parliament, government and politics, to build relationships between church leaders and their local MPs, and to reflect upon the relevance of the Christian faith to our public life. 

This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast will take place online again and will be livestreamed from 8 am on Friday 25 June with a selection of webinars taking place throughout the day. As the event is taking place online, it is open for everyone to attend and we would love to see you there. 

Bible Society’s webinar: Re-imagining Mission | 10 am – 11 am 

In the midst of all that the pandemic has brought, there are signs of hope and spiritual hunger among our communities. Many of us are feeling hopeful about the increased spiritual openness during the pandemic but also fearful about the implications of emerging from lockdown. Are we ready to embrace both the opportunity and the uncertainty of this new era that awaits us? At this key moment we need a new language to help us to discern and articulate the gospel in our new missional landscape.  

That's why Bible Society is bringing together leading Christian theologians, thinkers and practitioners to address the question: how do we encourage one another in a prophetic re-imagining of mission? 

Drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and traditions, contributors to our ‘Re-imagining Mission' webinar share their insights, some research findings and useful mission resources, alongside leading us in prayer and engagement in what God is doing among us. In this significant encounter, we seek to discern God’s heart, voice and activity and ask how we can partner with him in a new wave of mission across our land. 

Our towns, cities and villages have been surrounded by darkness, difficulty and challenge. In this moment we have an opportunity to bring the Bible to life. Imagine inviting those who have suffered to a banquet, where we can listen to them, grieve with them and help them to recognise the Good Shepherd with them. During our webinar, we’ll be launching our Psalm 23 banquet, which will help you to engage and connect with those on the fringes of your community.

To attend our webinar, please register to attend The National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast. There you can select the Bible Society webinar and we will send you an email with joining details. Also, if you are a church leader, why not invite your local MP to watch the webinar with you? You could even host your own satellite version of the National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast for your community.

With contributions from ...

Tom Wright

NT ('Tom') Wright was Bishop of Durham from 2003 to 2010 and Professor of New Testament at the University of St Andrews from 2010 to 2020. He is the author of over 80 books, including Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope. He has broadcast frequently on radio and TV. Tom is married to Maggie and they have four children and six grandchildren. He is currently Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

Prof Paul Williams

Paul is Chief Executive of Bible Society.

Nigel Langford

Nigel is Director of Domestic Mission at Bible Society.

Revd Victoria Lawrence

Victoria is BME Church Engagement Manager at Bible Society.

Sandra Tebbutt

Sandra is Church Engagement Lead at Bible Society.

Jake Isaac

Jake’s distinctive style of singer songwriter / soul with has earned him widespread plaudits as a singer and multi-instrumentalist selling out headline shows in the UK, Germany, USA, Netherlands and across Europe and also earned him a place as one of the winners of the highly acclaimed International Songwriters Competition award 2020. 

Paula Stringer

Christians Against Poverty UK Chief Executive.

Emily Holden

Joint CEO Welcome Churches.

Oldi Morava​

Oldi is Director of International Mission at Bible Society.

Dr Rhiannon McAleer

Rhiannon is Head of Research and Impact at Bible Society and is responsible for leading on insight into religious trends and key audiences to support our mission. After completing her PhD at University of Exeter she worked for a number of charities including Meningitis Now and the British Red Cross. She and her husband Chris live in Gloucestershire with their young daughter Anwen.

Joy Blundell

Joy Blundell lives in Lincoln with her husband, Paul and their two children. Joy leads a congregation of Alive Church in the north of Lincoln and is particularly passionate about the good news of Jesus bringing transformation to both individuals and every area of society, and is involved in various initiatives to mobilise the Body of Christ in that direction. 

 

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