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


Local Churches

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.


You can download the general 'church pack' here. For further resources, please visit the Thy Kingdom Come website. We may also add additional local resources to this website in due course.

Ascension Day: Thursday 25 May in Doncaster

There will be an Ascension Day event in Doncaster. Details to follow.

Youth event: Friday 26 May in Rotherham

We want to hold something specifically planned by youth leaders and young people for young people. This will be 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. Details to follow.

Pentecost Beacon event: Sunday 4 June in Sheffield

NEW (28 March 2017). 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.tuo​15:00-17:30 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. This is also the web page that will have the EventBrite booking link.