Thy Kingdom Come 2017
For our '10 Days of Prayer' this year we will be following the national theme - Thy Kingdom Come.
Here is a link to the national website.
'Between Ascension and Pentecost we are seeking to pray for people to know who Jesus is. We pray for the Holy Spirit to empower every Christian, all of us, to give us a passion for sharing and witnessing to the good news that we have in Jesus Christ'
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
In many ways the emphasis of Thy Kingdom Come is on equipping local churches and individual Christians to pray where they are. There are many resources on the TKC website to help you to do this. We will also put some of these resources on our own website for ease of access.
Please note that TKC is supported by churches across all denominations, so we want to encourage you to work with local ecumenical partners.
Prayer Pilgrimage around Sheffield & Rotherham Archdeaconry
John Hibberd from the Parish Support Team is aiming to walk or cycle to every parish in this archdeaconry during the period from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
Routes / information are now available here. John would love to pray with people from each church if they are able to be there when he visits. He would also like to encourage others to follow the routes - on foot, by bike, in a car, or by public transport. Even if you cannot manage the whole circuit of churches, could you visit at least a few to pray? Thy Kingdom Come is encouraging this kind of pilgrimage or 'safari' between churches.
Ascension Day: Thursday 25 May in Doncaster
New details (9 May). The full details of this event are still being finalised but the outline is as follows and offers two points at which to join in:
- 7.00pm St Peter-in-Chains Roman Catholic Church, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AA. There is car parking availabile here at the church. Gather for a procession to the Minster. The route is just under a mile & the walk is expected to take about 20 minutes. This is a good opportunity to take our celebration outside of the church as a witness in our community.
- 7.30pm Doncaster Minster, Church Street, Doncaster, DN1 1RD. This is where the Ascension Day service will take place & people are also welcome to join at this point. There is also some parking here.
Youth event: Friday 26 May in Rotherham 7.30pm
New details added. This event is specifically being planned by youth leaders and young people for young people, aged 11-18. It is based around the ecumenical Pulse network in Rotherham but open to church youth groups across South Yorkshire and hopefully drawing in others from our Centenary Project Worker network and beyond. The event is likely to last about 1h to 1h 30m.
The venue is Liberty Church, Rotherham. You can find this church in Station Road, Rotherham, S60 1JH.
- It is 0.5 miles / 12 miin from Rotherham Central (train station) & just a few minutes further from Rotherham Interchange (bus station).
- There is a car park and on-street parking for those coming by car.
Pentecost Beacon event: Sunday 4 June in Sheffield
NEW BOOKING INFORMATION (4 May). We now have details of the Beacon Event, hosted by city centre churches and based around the Cathedral as a vibrant witness in the city.tuo15:00-17:30 Street Party
- 15:00-17:30 Pentecost Street Party. This will take place on the Cathedral forecourt with local choirs & bands, circus performers & activities for children & families. Inside the Cathedral there will be a 'Lost and Found Exhibition'
- 17:30-19:00 Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Event in the Cathedral - a lively prayer & worship event
Entry to the Beacon Event will be free of charge but you will need a ticket via EventBrite. The service will also be relayed outside the cathedral for those without tickets.
You can also see information about this event on the Sheffield Cathedral website here. The EventBrite booking link is now set up and you can book tickets (free of charge).