Prayer Weekend appeal success
In the Lent term of each year we take our first year ordinands and their spouses to a retreat centre to take part in a Prayer Weekend. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to spend time away together with God and to grow in faith, hope, love and understanding.
The weekend allows us to form deeper relationships with each other and to encounter God in new ways. It is through experiences like this that ordinands are formed for a lifetime of ministry and provided with resources that will sustain them during the many years of service ahead.
Hosting the weekend costs Ridley £8,000. During the Lent term I wrote to friends and supporters of the College inviting them to consider making a gift to our Annual Fund to help us to meet the cost of this crucial investment in the spiritual formation of our ordinands and their families. I am delighted to say that the whole £8000 was raised through generous donations from supporters. We give thanks to God for this provision!
This provision will allow us to include the Prayer Weekend in the ordinands’ programme of formation and ensure that Ridley continues to send out ministers and families who are equipped to share the Good News of Jesus with confidence and joy.