Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

The hope is that:

  • people will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family – as a church, individually or as a family;
  • churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world;
  • people will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

Click here for more information on Thy Kingdom Come globally.

 

Thy Kingdom Come across Hertfordshire

 The dates for 2020 are the 21st -31st May.

Join us in Prayer

Inspire and Equip Training Event

 10th March 2020 at 7.30pm.

All Are Welcome!

This event will be led by speakers from Thy Kingdom Come and will be held at The Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, Broadhall Way, Stevenage, Herts. SG2 8NP.

Click here for more information and please RSVP to admin@midhertsmethodists.org.uk

All Are Welcome!

 

 Thy Kingdom Come Launch Event

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Thursday 21st May 2020 – Details to be announced

 

Prayer Every Evening in the Abbey

During the ten days of Thy Kingdom Come St Albans Cathedral will be open for prayer.  A short service will take place each evening, at 8pm for a maximum of an hour each evening in the Lady Chapel.  These services will be led by a range of ecumenical partners from across St Albans.

All are very welcome to every service.

 

Thy Kingdom Come Beacon  Celebration 2020

Sunday 31st May 2020 – 6.30pm at St Albans Cathedral

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Come and join Christians from across the region at the Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Celebration 2019 to worship and pray together that people will come to know Jesus Christ. 

This year the Beacon Event has been planned by an ecumenical group from the Roman Catholic Church, Methodist Church, Baptist Church, Coptic Orthodox Church and the Church of England. With music from Soul Survivor and opportunities for creative prayer from across the Churches.

More information will be available in the New Year.

Please do let us know what you are planning in your area too!

 

Thy Kingdom Come in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire in 2019

Thy Kingdom Come in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire started with a launch event kindly hosted by Archbishop Angaelos at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of St George.  Bishop Richard of Bedford, Rev. Stephen Copson of the Central Baptist Association and Bishop Paul McAleenan of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster were joined by around fifty others in prayers led the Archbishop.

As well as local prayer events during the ten days of Thy Kingdom Come St Albans Cathedral held a short service of prayer took place each evening. Some evenings the service was led by the Cathedral team with others led by the ecumenical partners of the Cathedral.

An Ecumenical Beacon of Praise in St Albans

Around 1000 people from around Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, came together in St Albans to celebrate Thy Kingdom Come’s ten-day wave of prayer for people to know more of Jesus Christ. Some came with their churches and others independently, all joining in with hymns led by Soul Survivor’s band and with the various forms of prayer on offer in different parts of St Albans Cathedral during the service.

The service was hosted by Marina Fidel, of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Dean Pusey of the St Albans Diocese (featured below taking a selfie with the congregation). The event was co-ordinated by an ecumenical planning group with representatives from the Roman Catholic Church, Coptic Orthodox Church, Methodist Church, Central Baptist Association as well as the Church of England and Chaired by Doral Hayes of Churches Together in Hertfordshire.

There was prayer for all traditions, personalities and age groups; from drawing round your hand and naming five people or things to pray for, lighting a candle in the Shrine of St Alban, putting a cardboard apple on a prayer tree for answered prayers or praying with others, whether silently before the sacrament or in groups of two or three. The vastness of St Albans Cathedral accommodated them all. A number of local and regional Church leaders, as well as lay representatives from different denominations contributed to the evening’s theme: ‘How do people know I’m a Christian?’. There was a short reflection from Bishop Paul McAleenan, Auxiliary Roman Catholic Bishop of Westminster, on the suffering church. He addressed the question, how do we pray for those who suffer for making their faith known, or who live under the threat of persecution, and led prayer for those in such situations.

The main talk was from Revd Dr Paul Goodliff, General Secretary of Churches Together in England, offered some answers to the question, ‘How do people know I’m a Christian?’ He said, in a nutshell, how I talk, how I act and how I smell, the last being about creating ‘the aroma of Christ’ among those around us: having a good impact.

The event was a wonderful example of Christians together in prayer and praise, leaving people both energised and moved by the richness and diversity of Christian worship and the display of Christian Unity.

If using social media to publicise Thy Kingdom Come events please use the hashtags #TKCStA #Pledge2Pray

Other prayer activities are planned across the ten days of Thy Kingdom Come. Please watch this page for information about other prayer events as they are announced.

See what the Churches are saying about Thy Kingdom Come

Church of England St Albans Diocese

The Methodist Church

The Baptist Union of Great Britain

Roman Catholic Church of England and Wales

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses …to the ends of the earth. When he had said this…he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight…Then they returned to Jerusalem … and were constantly devoting themselves to prayer…

When the day of Pentecost had come they were all together in one place… All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit… and that day about three thousand persons were added.” Acts 1,2

 

“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.” Archbishop Justin Welby

Chair: Revd David Chapman

Churches Together in Hertfordshire unites in pilgrimage those churches in the area which, acknowledging God’s revelation in Christ, confess the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord according to the Scriptures, and in obedience to God’s will and in the power of the Holy Spirit commit themselves:
To seek a deepening of their communion with Christ and with one another
in the Church, which is his body; and
To fulfil their mission to proclaim the Gospel by common witness and service in the world:

To the glory of one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Facilitator: Doral Hayes

facilitator@ctherts.org.uk