On 27th September 2020, across the world our partners will join us in celebrating Cross of Nails Sunday.
It’s an opportunity for all worship communities involved with the CCN to pray together as one body, and a chance for us all to reconnect our communities with why the CCN matters, why Coventry still inspires, and where the parallels with our own stories lie. Just as Bishop Michael Oulton and St George’s Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario, remind us as they share a bit of their story, in a wonderful video first published the year they joined the network, in 2017:
The central element of Cross of Nails Sunday is a short segment in each partner church’s main Sunday worship service on that day, plus prayers, readings, hymns and other music, and/or talks from those locally whose work in reconciliation inspires, or about which people need reminding.
We are preparing resources for this year’s Cross of Nails Sunday to be ready in July. View last year’s suggested Liturgy for Cross of Nails Sunday and find sermon notes on a handful of our CCN partners, or check our Thought for the week listings.
Watch the video below, filmed for last year’s first CoN Sunday, to find out why the CCN inspires the leaders of our regional networks in North America, South Africa and Germany, and keep an eye on this page for more detail about how your church and community can get involved, and resources that you can use.