Prayer News June 2022

Sannox Prayer News – June

“Well done, good and faithful servant”   [Matt 25:21]

Last month we wrote about God’s faithfulness, and the faithfulness (and faith!) of all involved in the Sannox project since its beginnings.

Having watched on Thursday the excellent Trooping of the Colour, the Mall thronged with thousands of folk and the powerful tribute flypast over Buckingham Palace at the start of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, I was reminded strongly once again about faith and faithfulness – this time the faith and faithfulness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11.

Politicians and Prime Ministers come and go, and many have not been the best role models, but despite the challenges she has faced – personal, national and international – our Queen has been, amongst many other things, a role model of faith and faithfulness.  So we give thanks for her service to God, to this nation and the Commonwealth, and we pray a blessing over her today – for health and happiness in her remaining years.

We also pray a blessing over you, the faithful Friends of Sannox, over every aspect of your lives, as we look forward to sharing together in the next chapters of the Sannox story as Father God releases the resources – people, skills, materials, finances – He knows we need to fulfil the vision and complete the project He has given us.

Alistair Barton
for the Sannox Directors

Lord we give You thanks for…

  • your faithfulness in sustaining and providing for Sannox over the last 10 years;
  • your provision at every stage of the project;
  • the faithful folk on Arran, in Scotland, the UK and overseas who support the Sannox vision in so many ways – through prayer, volunteering, hosting and financial giving;
  • bringing Andrew Clark to join the staff team as Centre & Ministry Team Leader from August;
  • opening the door for Andrew’s wife Tracy to fill a vacant primary school teaching post on Arran;
  • the many answers to prayer over the years – increasing our confidence that there are more answers to come!

Please pray for….

  • a regular flow of resident guests and new day visitors;
  • the Sannox Saturdays – that more new visitors will be drawn to attend;
  • the Celtic Saints & Celtic Treasurers Retreats at the end of June – that the remaining spaces will be filled (see below);
  • that the right door will open for accommodation for Andrew, Tracy and their family on Arran;
  • favour on the Manse renovation plans, that there will be no significant delays in granting approval by the Council;
  • God to open doors to funds from Trusts and other grant-giving bodies to provide the finances required for the Manse renovation, and new regular donors to lay a solid foundation in support of the general running costs.

June prayer gathering

Our next Friends of Sannox prayer gathering is at 8.00pm on Monday 6 June.  We look forward to praying with as many of you as possible on Monday.  The login details, which are the same every month, are;

Meeting ID: 847 1105 3697
Passcode: 910941

Sannox Saturdays: Informal times of worship, prayer and occasional teaching, on the first Saturday each month, 2pm – 4pm

4 June:    Speaker –  Ish Lennox.  Worship – Jim Farrell.  Theme – Thy Kingdom Come

2 July:     Speaker – Andy Hall.  Worship – Nigel Cameron & Julie Cameron-Hall (N Ireland) – see also below

6 August:   Speaker – Andrew Clark.  Worship – Jim Farrell.

3 September: Speaker – Rev Maggie Lane.  Worship – Jim Farrell
1 October: Speaker – Andy Hall.  Worship – Jim Farrell.

5 November: Speaker – Andrew Clark.  Worship – Jim Farrell.

Roy Searle Retreats

a)  Celtic Saints:  Friday evening 24th  – Sunday lunchtime 26th June       
Come and learn more about the Celtic Saints and their relevance to our lives today.  Discover more about who they were, where they came from and how they laid the foundations of the Christian faith throughout Britain.  Roy’s own life has drawn inspiration from the Irish, Scottish and Northumbrian saints of old.

Cost:  £75     For full details & to book online see:

b)  Celtic Treasures   Monday  evening 27th – Thursday lunchtime 30th June.

Join us on retreat and explore the treasures which have come down to us through the lives of the Celtic saints, whose faith was shaped on the anvil of an era of major cultural change.  Learn about men and women whose faith had a profound influence on shaping Europe.  Discover the wisdom of their spirituality that can inspire and illumine our lives and the world today.  There will be creative activities on the Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons.

Cost: £100    For full details & to book online see:

‘Celtish’ concert: 7pm, 2 July

On Saturday evening 2 July Nigel and Julie, who perform as Celtish, will give a concert at Sannox starting at 7pm.  Why not bring a friend to this special evening?  An offering will be taken up to cover costs and provide a gift to Nigel & Julie.

Song of the Island: 7pm, Saturday 16 July

‘Song of the Island’ is a new musical written by Francis McFaul, a Friend of Sannox and also one of our Advisors.  With his group Fresh Manna, Francis will perform this musical for the very first time at Sannox on Saturday 16 July.  Doors will open at 7pm.

The Sannox Prayer

“Today I choose to stand in this place you have called me to,
And I declare that You are a Mighty God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth.
Your Kingdom shall endure and will never be shaken.
Open the windows of Heaven and pour out Your promised blessings in this generation.
Revive us, restore us and heal our land.
Thank you for going before us to open the way and remove all obstacles.
Increase our Faith, stir up Hope and keep us grounded and walking in Love.
Thank you that You are creating a dwelling place for God and man here – in Sannox, on Arran, for the nations.

We bless you in the name of Jesus, to receive all that the Father has for you, and we thank you for your continuing support of His work at SCC.  Be blessed and protected in all you do for the Kingdom, in the mighty and beautiful name of Jesus.