Alton Day Of Renewal
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“Lord, let there not be a lack of prophets among your people!”
- Pope Francis
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Alton Day of Renewal, in March
2015, author and conference speaker Charles Whitehead said "I pray that the Lord will continue to bless this Day of Renewal... He's probably got a big expansion coming... if people are listening to Pope Francis and Bishop Philip and people are going to be evangelising more, then days like this are going to be an absolute blessing." Charles concluded with an uplifting and encouraging word: "We're a Church that's on the move, we're going to be a growing Church: this is what the Pope says and wants, this is what the Lord wants, this is what the Holy Spirit will inspire - but you've got to do the work! So God bless you!"
We can now look back and see how prophetic these words were. At the time, Alton Day of Renewal seemed settled at Medstead, but by the end of 2016 we were "on the move," back to Alton. Numbers of sttendees had been gradually declining, but since our move we have seen a "big expansion" in numbers. Now, in 2018, we are focussing our programme on mission and evangelisation, and we pray that we will be an "absolute blessing" to all who are seeking to do what the Lord wants.