On 26th September 2021, 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.
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.
Each year a different member national board leads the service; this year’s service is led by our USA partners.
How can I take part?
The liturgy for this year’s CCN Sunday will be ready a couple of months ahead of the date and published here. It is intended to form a part of your service that day, and you can therefore incorporate it, and/or any filmed component, into your regular Sunday service (see last year’s suggested liturgy here , and the scripts from last year of both the Dean of Coventry’s homily and the CCN UK & Ireland Board Chair’s reflection), or share it online. Watch last year’s video service, produced for Coventry’s 80th anniversary year by Coventry Cathedral and the CCN UK and Ireland board:
Do check our Thought for the week listings to get a flavour of the breadth of our partner organisations and their work. Watch also this wonderful and inspiring video from Bishop Michael Oulton and St George’s Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario, first published the year they joined the network, in 2017: