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Thy Kingdom Come

A Global Call to Prayer

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost (25 May – 4 June) for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

The hope is that:

  • people will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family – as a church, individually or as a family;
  • churches will hold prayer events (such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks) across the UK and in other parts of the world;
  • people will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.
“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities” (Archbishop Justin Welby)

Beacon Events

There will be Beacon Events at cathedrals around the country.

At Guildford Cathedral on 4 June there will be a Prayer & Food Festival between 4.30pm and 6pm followed at 6.30pm by a Pentecost Celebration service, hosted by Pete Greig, to worship Jesus, be empowered by the Holy Spirit, and pray that others will come to know Him. Tickets are required for both events, but they are free.

What’s happening in Oxshott?

On Sunday 2  May and Sunday 4 June, St Andrew’s will take up the challenge inspired by Thy Kingdom Come, with sermons on ‘The habit of prayer’ and ‘The power of prayer’. Prayer meetings will also be held on 25 May, 27 May and 3 June to support this national event.


Pledge to Pray

Archbishop Justin Welby calls on all Christians to pray for more people to know the life-transforming love of Jesus Christ.

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What happened last year?

Watch this video for a glimpse of the celebrations at Canterbury cathedral last year, ending with Tim Hughes leading the congregation singing and dancing to The Way.

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