Be part of Thy Kingdom Come 2017


undefinedThe Archbishops' of Canterbury and York are inviting every parish, fresh expression of Church, school, chaplaincy, retreat house, and praying community to join in ten days of prayer for evangelism and witness in the run up to Pentecost 2017. Continue reading to download their letter to all church leaders, to watch a three minute video from Archbishop Justin and sign up for more.

Archbishop Justin and Archbishop Sentamu write, "We are writing in the hope that you and those whom you serve in Christ's name might share with us in prayer between Ascension Day and Pentecost 2017 for the witness of Christians in this country. The aim is simple and threefold:

  • To join in prayer with the whole family of God the Father
  • To pray for the empowering of God the Holy Spirit
  • That we may be effective witnesses to God the Son, Jesus Christ.

They continue, "We show our faith and trust in God in prayer. It is in prayer that God takes hold of our lives and works through us in ways we can barely imagine possible. Our praying is particularly transformative when it is done in the company of others. Jesus prayed at the Last Supper that we, those who follow him, might 'be one that the world might believe.' There is an invitation then, to make a lasting difference in our nation and in our world, by responding to his call to find a deep unity of purpose in prayer."

The Archbishops have written to every clergyperson in England this week to ask them if they would consider being part of this.  To read the letter click here:

To watch a three minute video from Archbishop Justin and some of those involved in 2016 sharing how God worked

Will you stand with the Archbishops and countless Christians around the world in praying that the Holy Spirit will empower us to be more effective witnesses to Jesus Christ?

For some, Thy Kingdom Come, might be hosting special prayer events, prayer rooms, holiday clubs or the like.  For others it might be using the wide range of resources that will be available (like the 'pray for five' bracelets) to encourage individual prayer. For others it might mean working with other sisters and brothers in hosting your own 'beacon event'.  Whatever it is, please consider joining in this global movement of prayer.

There'll be much more stories, ideas, resources and information in the coming months, but for now we ask that each person signs up to receive information direct from the Archbishops by entering their e-mail address at

Thy Kingdom Come: 25th May - 4th June 2017