What is the 2027 Community of Prayer?
We are the Diocese of Derby network of prayer – praying together, as we prepare to celebrate our centenary in 2027, for transformed lives in growing church and building community the length and breadth of our diocese.
Our shared prayer across the diocese is the frame that holds us together as God weaves the threads of our lives, our worship, witness and work for Christ, into something beautiful.
We hope that over the next five years 2027 people will commit to regular prayer, as individuals, and as churches, groups or schools.
Why join the 2027 Community of Prayer?
Our Christian lives begin and end in prayer: in prayer the Spirit unites us to God and to one another; in prayer we are changed ever more into the likeness of Christ; in prayer we are equipped for our Heavenly Father’s service.
Being rooted in prayer nourishes our shared values of generous faith, courageous hope and life-giving love. Prayer is essential as we engage afresh in living out the 5 Marks of Mission – to tell, teach, tend, transform and treasure – in response to the vision God has given us of the Kingdom of God as good news for all.
Prayer is a demonstration of our love and commitment to all the people and places of our diocese in Derbyshire, the city of Derby, and beyond.
Who can join the 2027 Community of Prayer?
Anyone can join - everyone who wants to be part of this movement of prayer. We pray for God’s Kingdom to come in our diocese – please join us.
You can become a Companion of the 2027 Community of Prayer as an individual, and as a church or group, or as a school.
As a 2027 Community of Prayer Companion (individual), you commit yourself to praying the Lord’s Prayer, the diocesan Vision Prayer and for those on the diocesan Cycle of Prayer every day. We may also occasionally suggest other relevant prayers that you may like to use.
As a 2027 Community of Prayer Church, and commit your worshipping context (in parish church, chaplaincy, BMO, fresh expression, church plant or other congregation) to praying the Lord’s Prayer, the diocesan Vision Prayer and for those on the diocesan Cycle of Prayer at least weekly. We may also occasionally suggest other relevant prayers that you may like to use.
As a 2027 Community of Prayer School, you commit to praying the Lord’s Prayer, the diocesan Vision Prayer and for those on the diocesan Cycle of Prayer every week. We may also occasionally suggest other relevant prayers that you may like to use.
We will also occasionally keep you updated with other prayer resources as part of your daily or monthly email.
How do I join the 2027 Community of Prayer
Simply use this form to register your membership, and also to register for emails for the Cycle of Prayer if you would like to receive it.
Please note: If, after a while, you can't find any emails you have requested, please check your spam folder.
Teach us to Pray - workshops
Organised by the 2027 Community of Prayer, Teach Us to Pray is three evenings of free prayer workshops being held between 7 pm - 9 pm at Derby Cathedral on Thursday 14, 21 and 28 July 2022.
The workshops are aimed at helping people explore a range of different types of prayer. Everyone is welcome, whether you have lots of experience of prayer or none at all. No need to book, just turn up.
Thur, 14 July – labyrinths, Jesus prayer, praying with poetry.
Thur, 21 July– Ignatian meditation, adoration of the blessed sacrament, prayer beads.
Thur, 28 July – lectio divina, icons, centring prayer
Each evening programme will run like this:
7.00 pm - 7.15 pm - Welcome, teaching, explanation of the evening.
7.15 pm - 7:45 pm - move to workshop 1, intro to that type of prayer, 20 mins to have a go, 5 mins to reflect on the experience with the group.
7.45 pm - 8.15 pm - move to workshop 2, as above.
8.15 pm - 8:45 pm - move to workshop 3 as above.
8.45 pm - 9.00 pm - compline
No registration is needed for the free prayer workshops. You are welcome to just turn up.
Other prayer resources
If you want to go further in prayer we have resources for all ages and contexts, and information about prayer events for you to use and join in with.
How we use your data:
If you register as a member of the 2027 Prayer Community, we will use your data only for the purpose of administering the community and for informing you of developments in the community, such as when the community reaches milestones, and quiet days.
By opting to receive the Cycle of Prayer (either monthly or daily) you are consenting to us sending you emails on that basis, solely for that purpose, and for occasionally including in those emails other prayer resources that are relvant to the 2027 Prayer Community.
Your email address will not be shared with any third party or added to any other mailing list as a result of you consenting to recieve the Cycle of Prayer.
in your mercy and for your glory,
renew us, reshape us, revive us –
with generous faith, courageous hope and life-giving love –
that, in transformed lives through growing church and building community,
we may see your Kingdom come and be good news for all.