The Gathering at MPN

The Gathering is changing.

The Gathering is changing. It will now be an Evening of Prayer and Praise, from 6.30pm to 8pm at Monkton Community Church. The first evening should be 13th May but as this clashes with the Christian Aid Praise Night so it will now start on Sunday 20th May from 7pm to 8.30pm at Prestwick. This is also Pentecost and the culmination of 'Thy Kingdom Come' global wave of prayer so should be a very uplifting event.Everyone is very welcome.


People have different reactions to the idea of church – lots of people imagine that faith, and especially the Christian faith, is irrelevant to life in the 21st Century; others, remembering childhood trips with school, imagine that it is dull and boring; others think that it not for ‘people like them'; and some attend regularly, finding support and encouragement.

At Monkton and Prestwick North Church we want to reassure you that the message of Jesus is as relevant today as it has ever been and that church is for all people.  Even we have to admit that it can be a bit dull sometimes, but we hope to change that!  We have Messy Church at Monkton and it is really popular.  We believe that this is a great way to build community while learning about God and we want to provide opportunities for people to come together in a fun and encouraging way.  Our goal is to build relationships with God, each other and the wider world and so we decided on ‘the Gathering’ as a place where people can do that together in an informal setting.

Dates for the Year

The dates for Prayer and Praise Evenings at Monkton during 2018 are:

  • 20th May (at Prestwick)
  • 10th June
  • No meeting in July
  • 12th August
  • 16th September
  • 14th October
  • 11th November
  • 16th December