Thy Kingdom Come in the Diocese of Sheffield 2017

6th June 2017

The Diocese of Sheffield hosted a series of events as part of the global prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come between 24 May and 4 June.

In the Sheffield Diocese the prayer period began on 24 May with a prayer walk from St Peter-in-Chains Roman Catholic Church to Doncaster Minster.  This was followed by a youth event held at Liberty Church, Rotherham and culminated in an afternoon street party at Sheffield Cathedral which was then followed by one of the national, official ‘Beacon Events’.  During this team many parishes also took part in the initiative with their own prayer events.

The Revd John Hibberd from the Parish Support Team did a pilgrimage around the Sheffield and Rotherham Archdeaconry.  He walked or cycled to every parish during the period from Ascension Day to Pentecost.  He visited 107 churches in total!

Churches across the world carried out activities including prayer walks, candlelit services, street parties, psalm drumming, fireworks and prayer tepees.  There was also a live service on BBC1 on Pentecost Sunday with Archbishop Justin Welby, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes and Liz Adekunle.


'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


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