Sunday, 20 July 2014

Noseley and Naseby


Noseley Hall and Naseby Battle site June 2014


Annette, Katie Vanessa and I joined Arise advisor, Rev Mark Mills-Powell, at Noseley Hall in Leicestershire, the ancestral home of Sir Arthur Hesilrige, an ancestor of Mark’s.


Katie and Shirley beside Sir Arthur's tomb
The picture (left) shows the chapel at Noseley, where Cromwell stabled his horses the night before the Battle of Naseby. Worship was banned in many Churches and Cathedrals across the land during the Civil War using them in this way was Cromwell's general practice.

Annette and Vanessa
We had the most amazing time of prayer here as we shared communion together and asked God to forgive the desecration of this Holy place. The presence of God was awesome you could almost hear the Angels singing.


 Inside the Chapel
“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin
and heal their land.”   2 Chronicles 7 v 14;




 Just as Cromwell had done centuries ago, we left Nosely Hall estate and headed off towards Naseby.


Naseby Battle Site 







  1.  The Battle of Naseby took place on June 14th 1645 and was a decisive battle of the First English Civil War.  The site was in the beautiful countryside of Northamptonshire and it was here we gathered for a time of prayer and reconciliation, recognising the deep division between Gods people. With Katie representing the Catholic faith and Mark the Protestant we asked forgiveness for the divisions and the blood that had been shed in His name. We finished by declaring a blessing of  life in its fullness over the land and its peoples. There was a real sense of peace as we left for home that day. We believed that what God had given us to do that day had been completed.



Shirley Bowers
Arise Leader
















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