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 2019 are the 30th May till the 9th June.

Join us in Prayer


Thy Kingdom Come Launch Event

Join the Regional Church Leaders in Prayer Together


Thursday 30th May 2019 7.30 at

The Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, Broadhall Way, Stevenage, Herts SG2 8NP

Download your invitation here


Thy Kingdom Come Beacon  Celebration 2019

Sunday 9th June 2019 – 6.30pm at St Albans Cathedral


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.

Bishop Alan will welcome everyone to the Cathedral and a group from across the churches have been meeting to plan this special event. The programme includes:

    • Rev. Dr Paul Goodliff, Baptist Minister and General Secretary for Churches Together in England
    • Bishop Paul MacAleenen, Roman Catholic Bishop of Westminster
    • Rev. Rosemary Fletcher, Malborough Road Methodist Church
    • Hosted by Marina Fidal, Youth Worker for the Coptic Orthodox Church and Dean Pusey, Diocesan Youth Officer
    • With music from Soul Survivor and opportunities for creative prayer from across the Churches


Download the Churches Together in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire leaflet here.


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, unless stated otherwise below this will be at 8pm for a maximum of an hour each evening in the Lady Chapel. 

Some evenings will be lead by the Cathedral team with others led by the ecumenical partners of the Cathedral. 

All are very welcome to every service!

  • Thursday 30th May – Ascension Day Mass
  • Friday 31st May – Prayers led by the Roman Catholic Church
  • Saturday 1st June – Prayers led by the Cathedral Team
  • Sunday 2nd June – Taize service at 6.30pm led by the Cathedral Team
  • Monday 3rd June – Prayers led by the Cathedral Team
  • Tuesday 4th June – Prayers led by Churches Together in Hertfordshire
  • Wednesday 5th June – Prayers led by the Baptist and Methodist Churches of St Albans
  • Thursday 6th June – Led by Churches Together in St Albans
  • Friday 7th June –  Lectio Divina in the Chapter Room led by the Cathedral Team
  • Saturday 8th June – Prayers led by the Cathedral Team
  • Sunday 9th June – Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Event at 6.30pm


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