Thy Kingdom Come 2023: 18th – 28th May
These ten days of prayer draw on a tradition of the church that has become well established in the Diocese of Sheffield for more than ten years. They are also now part of a longer-term commitment to prayer, which has to the development of the 2025 Prayer Community across our Diocese. This year TKC lasts from 18 May (Ascension) to 28 May (Pentecost).
You can download the latest version of the TKC Diary below. This will be updated regularly up to (and during) Thy Kingdom Come.
A typical Diocese of Sheffield programme of events:
Sunday 28 May, 4:00pm (NB. this is a change to originally advertised time of 6:00pm)
A time to celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and receive afresh.
We still want to encourage the diocese to pray through the whole 10 days but we’re taking a different approach this year. This includes:
- Individual prayer. Could you sign up to pray for an hour (as a one-off or daily)? See below for how to do this or to engage in any of the other ways listed
- Online Morning / Evening / Night Prayer. Could your church host an event like this?
- Could your church organise a prayer event for a few hours or even 24h? You will find some listed in the diary
- Diocese of Sheffield TKC Diary: you can download the latest version here. This will be updated regularly up to (and during) Thy Kingdom Come
- To contribute an event or sign up to pray, email Rev John Hibberd on firstname.lastname@example.org
A variety of resources are provided for churches and small groups by the global movement.
Visit Thy Kingdom Come global site
Children & Youth
Cheeky Pandas Cheeky Pandas and Thy Kingdom Come are partnering together to bring you a variety of free resources that seek to get children excited about Jesus.
The Way A great selection of exciting new resources for young people.
Prayer Pilgrimage with Bishop Pete
Saturday 27 May, 11-4, 7 miles, 5 churches in South Sheffield. For more information, please contact Rev John Hibberd on email@example.com. Bring a packed lunch, drink & decent walking shoes / boots. Drinks will be available at some churches.
Daily morning prayers
With the 2025 Prayer Community Facebook group (7.30am daily).
Schools / Church schools events and activities
No specific events this year for schools.
As we pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we should expect that God will use us to help answer our prayer.