Gleneagles Church News

Thy Kingdom Come 2020

At the heart of TKC is still an encouragement to pray in the time between Ascension Day and Pentecost (Thursday 21 to Sunday 31 May) for more people to come and know the Lord Jesus Christ for themselves, and for God’s Kingdom to come into their lives.

An additional theme this year (due to the pandemic) is the idea of Prayer and Care, in that we pray for those we are caring for in these different times, and look for opportunities to care for those we are praying for to come and know Christ.

The key place to go to for online resources is the website, where everything can be downloaded.  Amongst key resources for 2020 are a Digital Family Prayer Adventure Map and a new-style Prayer Journal.

You can also pledge your own prayer support on a world map in the ‘Light up the World’ section of the TKC website, and by doing so add your light to those of others around the world.

We really hope that you can get involved in Thy Kingdom Come 2020. The world needs prayer like never before at this time.


Your thoughts for the Parish Profile

Please don’t forget to email your ideas, your vision and your photos to Elizabeth or Jeremy to help inform Gleneagles Parish Profile, which is our shop window that will be used to find Melvyn’s successor.
Please email your contributions to either/both:  by 31 May.  Thank you.


Service next Sunday at 10.30 am – Pentecost

See the email sent to you for details of how to join


Candles in the dark – Sunday evenings

Special gatherings to encourage Christian disciples to light up the darkness in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Featuring: Prayer, praise & worship, teaching, DVD “Candle in the Dark” ( ) on the life and mission of William Carey plus group discussions.
Time & Dates: 6 – 7:30pm on Sundays 31 May & 14 and 21 June. Three of the four sessions remaining.  Conducted by: Zoom Webinar
You may have heard of William Carey, born in Paulerspury (just south of Northampton), who was the inspiration behind the formation of the Baptist Missionary Society in Kettering in 1792, went to India as a pioneer missionary in 1793 and later became known as the “Father of Modern Protestant Mission”. Patrick Barker (Assistant Minister at Park Road Baptist Church, Rushden) and Robert Chirgwin (Nations, Wellingborough) are putting together four sessions based around the film “Candle in the dark” which tells the story of William Carey – seeking to apply its relevance to us today.
Everyone welcome. Please register with Patrick by phone or email so we can contact you with details of how you can log in to the webinars.

Contact Patrick Barker on 07821 719736 or


Online Prayer Meetings on Tuesdays

An opportunity to gather together via Zoom, Tuesdays at 11 am and 7.15 pm. Links will be sent out separately.


Wednesdays at 7 pm – Reflection and Prayer

On our Facebook page each week.  This is the link to our Facebook page:


And Thursday is Quiz Night!

Virtual Pub Quiz via Zoom at 7.30 pm hosted by John Mulhall.  If you’d like to join in please contact John via Facebook or reply to this news letter and I’ll pass your request on to him. You provide the refreshments and John will provide the questions.  With a pause at 8 pm for the NHS/Key Workers round of applause.


We still love you

We may not see you for a while but we still want to know if you need anything at all and if you have a prayer need.  If you need anything please ask – Melvyn, Ali or someone from church will be able to help.  If you have a prayer request please send it in.  Please make your requests for any need or for prayer known by replying to this email.  And please do let us know if you are unwell.  Thank you.


Contact details

Please call, text, whats app, email, send smoke signals to:
Melvyn – 07955 600613
Ali –  07981 608612