Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come 2019 - Ascension Day to Pentecost 30th May – 9th June
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 York and Canterbury to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who participates will deepen their friendship with Jesus, bring other to know Jesus or know him better, and come to know that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer.
"My sincere hope is that our Thy Kingdom Come prayers will inspire us further to seek God's Kingdom of justice, mercy and peace in our communities here and throughout God's world. I pray that many in this Diocese may be given fresh boldness to share Christ with friends and neighbours.
As a Church may we learn both how to invite others and to make them fully welcome, so that together we may discover the joy and adventure of following God's call in Christ. I look forward to hearing how Thy Kingdom Come goes in your area of the Diocese. Remember, whilst big events are fantastic, Thy Kingdom Come is really about being part of a movement of prayer - so small is beautiful, for Jesus says 'where two or three are gathered together in my name..."
Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu
So, what are we doing locally to engage with Thy Kingdom Come? As a part of Guisborough Deanery, there are two specific events to attend where we can pray with other Christians.
At 7.00pm on Friday, 31st May at St Aiden’s Church, Boosbeck, there will be a communion service of the East Cleveland Walsingham Cell. Walsingham in Norfolk is home to ‘Our Lady of Walsingham Shrine’. Those who find spiritual refreshment at the shrine meet regularly in groups, or ‘cells’, around the country to encourage each other. All are invited to join the cell for their service to pray together.
The second specific opportunity to pray together as a Deanery comes at 7.00pm on Friday, 7th June at St Mark’s Church in Marske. This will be the first Guisborough Deanery Taizè service. Taizè community is an ecumenical Christian monastic fraternity in Burgundy, France. It has a popular and inspirational ministry to young people in particular, who visit from around the world. People enjoy re-creating the Taize experience in worship within their own context.
Look out for more information about how Churches Together in Redcar will pray together.
A week of events to celebrate Thy Kingdom Come
A Global Wave of Prayer
Service at New Marske
Shadows at New Marske
Prayer Station for Education
Prayer Station For Redcar
Reading the Gospel
Copying the Gospel
Photographs taken during the Global Week of Prayer
Thy Kingdom Come.
Beginning with Ascension Day where we gathered at Errington Woods for an Ecumenical Service taken by the Vicar of Coatham and Dormanstown.
Photos show prayer stations for Education, the streets of Redcar and a messy church event.
Joyce is pictured copying verses from St Mark's Gospel and Val is reading a chapter of St Marks Gospel, the whole of which was read aloud throughout the day.