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Alton Day of Renewal – 2019 Programme – The Power of Prayer

Nov 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Adore Alton Days of Renewal

Programme for 2019 Theme: “The Power of Prayer”

Renewal and Mission

The Church exists to evangelise. “The presentation of the Gospel message is not an optional contribution for the Church.” –


Rt. Rev. Richard Moth, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton Diocese, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of Alton Day of Renewal (ADoRE) one of the longest continually running retreat days of its type in he country. He will speak on “Praying the Scripture with Lectio Divina”, explaining how listening to and meditating on God’s word can empower our prayer and strengthen our faith. This topic will be the last in the 2019 ADoRE programme, which has focussed on the Power of Prayer, and neatly bridges to next year’s theme, which is “The God who speaks – are we listening?” The 2020 programme, following the theme from the Bishops’ Conference, encourages us to listen to God speaking to us through His word, just as Mary did.
Alton Day of Renewal, founded in 1975, is a monthly mini-retreat Saturday open to anyone free of charge and without booking. As well as an inspiring  guest speaker each month, the day includes Rosary, Mass, Adoration, shared lunch, praise and worship, and healing ministry.

Praying to make a difference in the world

Key Scripture:

Matthew 21:22 Jesus said “whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”


In the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles we read of Jesus and his followers transforming lives with signs and wonders, healings and miracles. The Charismatic Renewal movement is reminding the Church that God still wants to empower His people to transform lives and change society. This year’s programme will show us how to renew our prayer lives through the power of the Holy Spirit, so that we can be more effective ambassadors of God’s Kingdom, making a real difference in people’s lives and the world around us.


Our 2019 programme will encourage us to deepen our prayer lives, making fuller use of the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit and learning to pray with greater confidence, enabling God’s power to flow through us to achieve His purposes.


As usual we will have a range of inspiring speakers – see the schedule for further details.

Luke 4:18-19 Set Prisoners Free


 Download The Poster for the 2019 Programme Here:  adore-2019-poster

Schedule for 2019 Programme “The Power of Prayer”

Date Theme Speakers Covering
26th January. 2019 “Prayer and Renewal” Charles Whitehead Introductory session. Renewing our prayer lives through the power of the Holy Spirit enables us to be more effective ambassadors of God’s Kingdom; helping people to discover the joy of faith; and making a real difference in the world around us.
23rd February 2019 “Forming and strengthening Prayer Groups” Maria Heath Building and recreating our prayer groups as places where people come into a deeper relationship with the Lord Jesus and grow in faith, discipleship and fellowship.
23rd March. 2019 “Charismatic prayer.” Jenny Baker Praying in tongues strengthens our personal prayer life and opens us to other charisms, making us more effective disciples of the Lord.
27th April 2019 “Praying for the power of the Holy Spirit.” Geoff & Gina Poulter How to pray for Baptism in the Spirit and a release of the charisms- the “power tools” of the Holy Spirit.
18th May 2019 “Prayer for healing and deliverance”. Pauline Edwards & Fr Laurence Brassill Jesus freed people from sickness and evil, and He commissioned all believers to do the same. “He gave them authority to cure diseases and to cast out evil spirits” (Luke 10:17).
22nd June 2019 “The power of Forgiveness.” John Hesketh Knowing that we are truly forgiven releases us and empowers us to forgive others and to become more effective in our prayer life.
27th July 2019 The power of Praise and thanksgiving.” Alastair Emblem When we give God our thanks and praise, we release supernatural authority over whatever situation we are facing; God becomes personally involved, releasing blessing and power in our prayer.
31st August 2019 “Prayer and evangelization.” Fr Mark Hogan How can we pray more effectively for family, friends and others to come into a relationship with the Lord?
21st September 2019 “Praying with authority.” John Pridmore Asking for the gift of expectant faith to “move mountains”, tear down spiritual strongholds and pray for God’s Kingdom to be established in our world.
26th October 2019 “Prophetic intercessory prayer.” Allegra Mutanda Cultivating the gift of prophecy, allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us so that we can pray confidently in line with God’s will.
23rd November 2019 “Praying Scripture with Lectio Divina.” Bishop Richard Moth Learning to listen to God’s word and allowing it to take root in our lives will empower our prayer and strengthen our faith.

Please put the dates in your diary and please keep our 2018 programme in your prayers.

Format for the Day ADORE (Alton Day of Renewal) 

Time Format
11.00am we pray the Rosary;
11.30am Holy Mass;
12.15pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament;
1.00pm Shared lunch;
2.00pm Praise & Worship;
2.30pm Talk see above for the Programme for 2019
3.30pm Prayer for healing. (We end about 4.00pm.)

You are warmly welcome to a mini-retreat day (or morning/afternoon) of spiritual refreshment and renewal, focusing on the Charisms or gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Location and Costs

Please note new venue:  at Alton Convent, Anstey Lane, Alton GU34 2NG.

There is no need to register in advance, and no charge (though a collection will be taken to cover costs). For more information and directions, see poster or website: www.altonrenewal.com Or telephone Deacon John Foley on 07769 251747.

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 Download The Poster for the 2019 Programme Here:  adore-2019-poster


Alton Convent, Anstey Lane, Alton GU34 2NG
Anstey Lane
Alton, Hampshire GU34 2NG United Kingdom
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07769 251747


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