Day of Prayer 2018

St Michael’s, Newquay
Saturday 8 September 2018
10.30am to 4.30pm


There will be many different workshops and prayer activities taking place throughout the day based in and around St Michael’s.

You can enjoy a time of private prayer in the sanctuary 24/7 prayer space or in the Lady Chapel.

You are welcome to join in with ‘Prayer on the Hour’ in the 24/7 prayer space at the following times: 12 noon; 2pm; 3pm.

Books and other resources will be available to browse/buy from Sacred Place Christian Bookshop (from St Austell).

Information will be available in the church and narthex about: Spiritual Direction; Retreats; Quiet Days; Landévennec Pilgrimage; Epiphany House; Sclerder Abbey etc.

You are warmly invited to join us at lunchtime for fellowship and shared stories of prayer and pilgrimage – please bring a picnic or buy something locally – hot and cold drinks provided.

If you intend to join the Celtic Way Pilgrimage and would like a free mini-bus ride from St Michael’s Church (10.30 for 10.45am) to Watergate Bay, where the walk begins, please book in advance. First-come, first-served – to a maximum of 32 seats.

NB  There is no need to book for any of the other prayer workshops or activities.



10.30am – Welcome and Opening Prayer and Worship

10.50/11am – Newquay Prayer Walk (Town Centre and Harbour) with Bishop Chris and Jem Thorold, Vicar of St Michael’s; Celtic Way Pilgrimage from Watergate Bay to Newquay 3.5miles, 1.5 hours; Level of Difficulty: Easy  with Canon Nigel Marnes and John Hereward First come, first served! 

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From 11am until the tide comes in! Beach Labyrinth on Towan Beach (near the harbour) with Andrew Nicholson

10.50/11am – 11.55am (in the church) Stations of the Cross with Peter Fellows

10.50/11am – 11.55am (in the narthex) Praying with Icons with Rachel Monie

11am – 12.55pm (in the church hall) Praying with Art and Poetry with Bridget Macaulay

12 noon – 12.55pm (in the narthex) Place of Prayer with Angela Brown

12.10 – 12.55pm (in the church)Taizé with Tess Lowe

1pm – 1.55pm (in the church hall) ‘Prayer on the Hour’ followed by PICNIC LUNCH

2pm – 2.50pm (in the church hall) Praying with Children and Families and in Schools with Shelley Porter

2.10 – 2.55pm (in the church) Praying the Labyrinth (using St Mabyn’s indoor labyrinth) with Felicity Henchley; Spiritual Direction, Quiet Days and Retreats – an opportunity for informal conversations with those involved in these ministries.

2.10 – 2.55pm (in the narthex) Landévennec Pilgrimage with Michael Tedder.

3pm – 3.50pm (in the church hall) Youth Prayer and Worship with Sarah Welply and members of local youth groups.

3pm – 3.55pm (in the narthex) Ignatian Prayer with friends from Sclerder Abbey.

3.10 – 3.55pm (in the church) 24/7 Prayer with Vanessa Whitting; Spiritual Direction, Quiet Days and Retreat – an opportunity for informal conversations with those involved in these ministries

4pm (in the church) Closing Prayer and Worship led by Fusion and Friends, with Bishop Chris


Prayer Day Timetable

Sermon Ideas on the theme of Prayer

Car Parks available in Newquay

Council Car Parks in Newquay

Disabled Parking

Parking on the Road

On street parking restrictions are relaxed for blue badge holders. If you display your blue badge correctly and your vehicle isn’t causing an obstruction, you can park in or on: Limited parking areas – for an unlimited time, yellow lines (for 3 hours or less), resident parking zones – for an unlimited time and disabled bays (or an unlimited time unless roadside signs show time limits). Blue badge holders cannot park in an area where there is a loading restriction or an area specifically reserved for other vehicles or purposes (such as taxi ranks, reserved spaces in car parks, bus stops or loading bays)

Parking in a Cornwall Council Car Park

When parking in Cornwall Council car parks you must display a valid blue badge with the clock showing when you arrived, whether you have to pay for parking or not. If you do not correctly display your badge and clock, you may receive a penalty charge notice. Blue badge holders must pay the normal parking fee unless the vehicle is specially adapted or the vehicle is car tax exempt (nil tax). However, the rules for those who are car tax exempt has changed. Because car tax disks are no longer displayed so there is now no obvious way to see if you pay nil road tax, therefore, if your car is car tax exempt to continue parking for free in Cornwall Council Car Parks you must register your vehicle’s details with Cornwall Council. If you are visiting Cornwall this will need to be done before you arrive to ensure you do not get charged or incur any fines.

Blue badge holders paying a parking fee automatically get one extra hour of free parking. For example, if you correctly display a blue badge and pay for 2 hours, you can park for 3 hours. You can park up to the maximum stay shown on the signs in the car park. If no disabled spaces are available, you can park in a normal space as long as it’s not marked for other uses, such as reserved parking or loading areas.


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