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Nottingham Church Leaders Lunch

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Malt Cross

16 Saint James's Street

Nottingham

NG1 6FG

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Over the past 2 years there has been a growing momentum in prayer for the city with often 80-100 church leaders gathering at 7am on the second Thursday of every month to worship together and pray for the city (If you have yet to come then you are warmly invited – see the Nottingham City Prayer Facebook group or more details). New leaders join each month representing a variety of different churches, denominations and Christian organisations. It is felt that we have yet to see the fullness of what God wants to bring about in Nottingham and sense that God is calling us to unite in action as well as in prayer. Following this momentum, 120 leaders from across the city gathered together for lunch earlier this year. We heard from Lloyd Cook about what God has been doing in Stoke-on-Trent through united prayer and action, we shared in prayer and worship together, and collectively explored what God may be calling us to at this time. We’re excited to host another leaders lunch this October to gather even more leaders together and to continue our movement forward as an active and united church in Nottingham.


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The event will gather over 150 church leaders from across Nottingham to collectively discern what God may be calling the church to do in our city. The event will start from 12:45pm and will provide chance to meet and build relationships with other church leaders over a buffet lunch. Following this Billy Kennedy will be speaking to us on his experiences of unity in Southampton, where the church has worked together to engage with the needs of the city. There will opportunities to explore this content further through group discussions and a Q&A session with Billy, and there will also be time to envision together what could happen in Nottingham.

We expect the event to fill very quickly following the attendance of the last event (as numbers are limited) and so invitations are restricted to senior church leaders plus two others from their church. Even with these restrictions in place, tickets will sell out fast, so please book promptly to avoid disappointment. Tickets cost £10.00 to cover the cost of the lunch and refreshments. There will also be a free will offering on the day to cover the additional costs.

The event will take place on 5th October in the historic Malt Cross, 16 James's St, NG1 6FG. The Malt Cross is a registered charity, and so by hosting it there all the profits will go back into the city of Nottingham.

There isn’t any parking available at the Malt Cross itself, but there are many public car parks and transport links nearby.


About Billy Kennedy

Billy Kennedy came to Southampton in 1982, and for many years since he has been involved in the leadership of New Community Church, taking overall responsibility in 2002. His passion is for his church and his city, with Southampton FC also vying for attention!

Southampton City Council published its 2020 vision several years ago, and around the same time Billy preached a sermon on Zechariah’s ancient words: “Old men and old women will come back to Jerusalem, sit on benches on the streets and spin tales, move around safely with their canes – a good city to grow old in. And boys and girls will fill the public parks, laughing and playing – a good city to group up in” (The Message). Amazingly the council’s vision was also that Southampton would be a city that is “good to grow up in and good to grow old in”.

Over the past eight years churches in Southampton have undertaken a journey and now have significant levels of engagement with the local authority.

Billy has also been appointed as one of the 6 Presidents for the Churches Together in England group. He represent 'new' churches', the Society of Friends, the Lutheran Church and the German speaking churches in England. The other Presidents are Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Archbishop Gregorios of Thyatira and GB, Bishop Eric Brown and Rev Dr Hugh Osgood.

What is Nottingham City Prayer?

Nottingham City Prayer was started by Steve Silvester, Rector of St Nic’s, Nottingham, upon having a deeper revelation of the necessity for church unity. He began to invite church leaders from across Nottingham to pray together on a monthly basis around three banners: “Christ’s Church United; God’s Power Released; and Our City Blessed”. As the prayer meetings have grown in size and relationships have developed, other church leaders have joined with Steve in his vision to see the church united in prayer and action. It is this group of church leaders that has grouped together to organise this event

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Malt Cross

16 Saint James's Street

Nottingham

NG1 6FG

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