Almost everything you need to know about making this inter-church dream into a reality.
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What will it be like?
The team are still working on this ... but these are our initial concepts.
As you come into the space we hope to have refreshments, couches and a welcomer who will show you round, and help you feel at ease.
The different spaces we are designing will be creative and immersive - so some will have information on that people and places have asked we pray about, other spaces will have ways for us to write prayers of our own, or candles to light, or space to paint/draw/sculpt prayerfully.
There will be space for all ages and abilities to be able to pray, and everyone is welcome from any background. Our guidelines for keeping the space safe for everyone will revolve around disruptive or abusive/threatening behaviour, drink or drugs. Our welcomers will be trained to spot unsafe behaviour so that the space remains safe for everyone.
Whilst most of the space is designed for people to pray as individuals, either silently, or aloud, either with traditional tools and language, or spontaneously - there will be one area set aside as a companion area. If people choose to sit there, they are communicating that they want someone to come and talk or pray with them. At all other times, unless someone appears distressed, you will be left to your own prayerful devices!
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Pioneer Church, Isle of Man operates under the authority of the Church of England, in the Diocese of Sodor and Man (The Isle of Man).
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