Diocese preparing to be part of a 10 day global call to prayer…

8th May 2018

Parishes around the Diocese of Sheffield are set to host a series events as part of the global prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come which starts this week, on Thursday 10 May.

Running between Ascension (10 May) and Pentecost (20 May), Thy Kingdom Come is now into it’s third year. Initiated by our Archbishops, it has spread to involve 85 countries and 50+ denominations.

Put simply, it is about equipping churches to pray for more people to know Jesus Christ.

For the Sheffield Diocese, it builds on a longer tradition of ten days of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost. Despite its global reach, TKC still comes back to the participation of individual Christians and local churches.

From Friday 11 May, Bishop Pete will be embarking on a walking pilgrimage around parts of the diocese.  He will be visiting parish events in Wath, Tankersley, Laughton, Attercliffe and Ecclesall while hoping to meet people along the way.

On Sunday 20 May at 6PM, Sheffield Cathedral will also again be hosting one of the handful of Beacon events happening across the UK.  The Beacon Event includes a mix of lively prayer & worship with Pete Wilcox, Bishop of Sheffield, preaching, and a worship band led by Beth Stout and Laurence Keith.  No tickets are required with churches encouraged to bring groups along.

Many other events have been planned in the parishes - it isn’t too late to for individuals and churches to get involved.  Visit www.sheffield.anglican.org/tkc for more information.

Bishop Pete Wilcox said: “Thy Kingdom Come has become a fantastic international prayer movement. It provides an excellent opportunity for us to join and focus on prayer for the sharing of the good news, and the making of new disciples in our diocese and beyond. I would urge every parish to join in with the initiative and hold at least one local prayer event during the 10 days.”

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