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 will be posted here in due course. He 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
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
We are looking to host one of the national Beacon events, hosted by city centre churches and based around the Cathedral, as a vibrant witness in the city. Details to follow