2 May 2018

Thy Kingdom Come 2018

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has since grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer, focused on 11 days of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost (10th–20th May 2018).

Churches have done some very creative things in previous years, including opening for special prayer events, prayer walks, 24/7 prayer and much more, and churches are invited to add details of planned events for this year to an online map.

A range of helpful resources have been prepared for churches, individuals, families and young people (these may be found here), plus some short films, some of which appear below.

Please do let us know of your plans for Thy Kingdom Come 2018, and we will be pleased to share these details more widely (please contact the Communications Officer).

News of activities and events taking place in our diocese

Brussels - Holy Trinity Brussels will be producing a daily prayer leaflet and posting daily online: Facebook and Twitter. Dates of note include:

  • Thursday May 10 19:30:​ Holy Communion on Ascension Day
  • Saturday May 12​​: A Day of Prayer in church
  • Friday May 18​​: ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ evening of worship and prayer
  • Saturday May 19​​: Pentecost Praise – children’s activities

Costa del Sol (West) - Prayer Walk in Sabinillas on 12th May, 10:30-12:00, meeting at the American Bistro: an hour's gentle walk through Sabinillas, stopping for prayer from time to time for the people and place, and ending with refreshments. Also 24/7 prayer cycle from 14th-20th May in the chaplaincy. Please see website for more details and to sign-up.

Fuerteventura - For the second year running, Anglicans in Fuerteventura are encouraging people to join in a virtual prayer walk of the island as a way of praying for local residents & holidaymakers. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter. Thy Kingdom Come prayer topics will be posted daily from 10-20 May 2018. You can download the prayer leaflet here.

Genova - 10th May, Ascension Day of Prayer at the Church of the Holy Ghost (Piazza Marsala 3 Genova 109 16122), 09:30-18:00.

Lisbon - 20th May, 12:45-13:45, there will be a 'Spiritual Treasure Walk' after the Pentecost Service at St George's Church, Lisbon. Follow the clues placed around the Church property to find little "treasures" to help enrich your spiritual life. Search on your own or in a group. Adults and children of all ages are welcome. Location details here.

Luxembourg - The annual Ascension Day Walk followed by a bring & share lunch will take place on Thursday 10th May, at which Chaplain Geoff will explain more about joining in the Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative. Details of event on chaplaincy website.

Neuchâtel - Various suggested programme of events beginning with a service on 9th May at La Coudre Church, 19.00. More details on Neuchâtel website.

Vevey - All Saints Vevey are holding a 'Thy Kingdom Youth Night' on Saturday 19th May at 18.00. Youth from Geneva, Lausanne and Vevey are gathering in All Saints to worship and pray together. See here for more information.