Cathedrals and churches join Thy Kingdom Come 'wave of prayer'

Thy Kingdom ComeThy Kingdom Come’ has been described as a global wave of prayer for communities, towns, cities and the nation taking place between Ascension and Pentecost, 2017.

Bradford Cathedral, Ripon Cathedral and Wakefield Cathedral will all be involved with 'Beacon' Events taking place across the period - see details below

  • Events began at Bradford Cathedral  at 7pm on Ascension Day, May 25th. Six Prayer Stations have been created and are open throughout the ten days until Pentecost. On Ascension evening worshippers prayed using the prayer stations, before gathering for an Ascension Day Eucharist. The period of prayer at Bradford Cathedral comes to a climax on Pentecost Eve (Saturday 3 June) at 7pm with a Praise and Thanksgiving event


Thy Kingdom comeAt Ripon Cathedral, the wave of prayer continued with a special ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ service on Sunday May 28 . Music will be led by a combined choir from Whitkirk Deanery.

The Dean John Dobson introduced the service which combined prayers, meditations readings and hymns. The preacher was Bishop Toby Howarth, the Bishop of Bradford. .

Wakefield Cathedral will be hosting the final Pentecost Celebration on the afternoon of June 4th. Every parish has been asked to help them build a large diocesan prayer station for the event, led by Bishop Nick. The service for Pentecost will be the culmination of the Thy Kingdom Come events and it is hoped that every parish will be represented by creating a dynamic prayer station of images from across the whole diocese.  Read more about the service here

The service starts at 3.30pm and it will be preceded by an hour of prayer stations around the Cathedral from 2.30pm. Bishop Nick will preach. The service will end outside on the Cathedral steps and will be followed by celebratory drinks in the nave.

The Dean of Wakefield, the Very Revd Jonathan Greener said: "Thy Kingdom Come’ is gathering momentum around the world as a focus for prayer.  We are delighted that people from across the diocese will join us here in Wakefield for this great celebration, and hope that it will provide the opportunity as we pray together, to learn to love each other more, and to re-commit ourselves to serving God’s people throughout our region. " 

 #PledgeToPray. The website for Thy Kingdom Come now has the facility for individuals and churches to say they 'Pledge to Pray'. The pledge becomes a light on the world map to encourage others to pledge too. To #pledgetopray visit:

More details of the campaign can be found on the Thy Kingdom Come website.



Richmond Deanery

Area Dean’s Thy Kingdom Come ten day prayer walk

The Revd Yvonne Callaghan, Area Dean of Richmond, the most northerly deanery in the diocese – and one of the largest – will spend nine  days between Ascension and Pentecost walking the deanery and praying for God’s Kingdom. Read more here

St Stephen's, Lindley, Huddersfield:

Saturday May 27 - 10-12noon Pray and Play - Families Prayer Workshop

Wednesday May 31 - 7pn - Pie, Prayers and Pints - a family meal in our community room with prayer stations up in the church for people to go spend quiet time together or in families

Saturday June 3rd 10.30am  Walking the Boundary – prayers and picnics around the parish’s 6.5 mile boundary. 


St John's, Wakefield 

Friday 26th 

Church open 12-2 for prayer 

Saturday 27th: Prayer Walk 10.30-12 or 2 til 3.30 Church open 12-2 for prayer

 Prayer stations set up in church for use throughout the week 

Sunday 28th: 8.00 Holy Communion 10.00 Parish Communion 

Monday 29th:  Prayer Walk 10.30-12 or 2-3.30 Church open 12-2 for prayer 

Tuesday 30th:  Church open 12-2 for prayer Evening - Compline  

Wednesday 31st: Midday Prayer 11.30 Church open 12-2 for prayer Wednesday Lunches 12-1 

Thursday 1st: Church open 12-2 for prayer Evening - Taize / worship songs & music as prayer 

Friday 2nd: Church open 12-2 for prayer 

Saturday 3rd: Church open 12-2 for prayer 

Sunday 4th (Pentecost) 8.00 Holy Communion 10.00 Parish Communion 2.30 Wakefield Cathedral prayer stations & quiet prayer 3.30 Pentecost service Wakefield Cathedral

Thy Kingdom Come in Calderdale

Between 25th May and 4th June, communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ.  In Calderdale we have a pick and mix selection for you to come and join other in prayer for different sections of our community. Everyone is welcome to join any of the events or to pray at home just #Pledge2Pray

Thursday 25th May : Ascension Day

7.30pm                  St Augustine’s Centre, Hanson Lane Halifax

7.30pm                  Halifax Minster, preacher: the Archdeacon of Halifax

Friday 26th May - Thy Kingdom come in Calderdale

7.00 - 7.30 am       Pray over the town at Beacon Hill

9.30- 10.00am       Service at St Andrew Methodist Church

7.30pm - 8.00pm  Pray over the town at Beacon Hill

Saturday 27th May - Thy Kingdom Come in Calderdale

7.00 - 7.30 am       Pray over the town at Beacon Hill

10.00 - 4.30pm      Calderdale prayer walk

7.00pm                  Pentecost Praise Saturday Gathering

Sunday 28th May - Pray for the Church

7.00 - 7.30 am       Pray over the town at Beacon Hill

In our individual churches pray for Gods presence to overflow and for His blessing to fall on all our places of worship

Monday 29th May - Pray for peace

7.00 - 7.30 am       Pray over the town at Beacon Hill

7.00pm - 7.30pm  Pray for our leisure time, our rest and relaxation ,

                               meet outside Vue cinema.

Tuesday 30th May - Pray for our children, young people

7.00 - 7.30 am       Pray over the town at Beacon Hill

12.00- 12.30 pm    Meet at St Augustines School Halifax

 7.00 - 7.30pm       Meet on North bridge pray for hope and especially for

                               those for whom mental illness is an issue.

Weds 31st May - Pray for our business our local economy

7.00 - 7.30 am       Pray over the town at Beacon Hill

7.00- 7.30pm         Meet outside Lloyds main building  

Thursday 1st June - Pray for our council our MPs

7.00 - 7.30 am       Pray over the town at Beacon Hill

7.00 - 3.30pm        Meet outside the Town Hall

Friday 2nd June - Pray for our emergency services

7.00 - 7.30 am       Pray over the town at Beacon Hill

7.00 - 7.30 pm       Meet outside the hospital

Saturday 3rd June - Pray for and with those on the margins

7.00 - 7.30 am       Pray over the town at Beacon Hill

9.00 - 9.30am        New Ebenezer Centre St James Rd Halifax

9.00 - 9.30pm        Meet at Bull Ring Car park  with Halifax Street Angels

Sunday 4th June:  Pentecost

7.00 - 7.30 am       Pray over the town at Beacon Hill

Saturday 27th May

Thy Kingdom Come in Calderdale

Prayer Walk

The walk starts and ends at The Gathering Place 1 St James Rd Halifax. It is approx. 8 miles long. We will stop and pray along the way and from viewpoints will look across and pray for the whole of the area.

You can walk the whole of the walk or part of it. Timings are approximate and you are advised to take your own safety into account. There are some steep hills and busy roads.

10.00am     The Gathering Place

11.15am     Beacon Hill

1.00pm       Albert Promanade3.00pm           Chirst Church Mount Pellon


For more info and additional events


Hope Huddersfield would like to invite you to be part of this week of prayer which will see different churches across the town commit to prayer with God's worldwide family - as a church,individually or as a family with different events taking place in each church throughout the week. Each day there will be a set time for corporte prayer at midday and a 7pm at the following venues. More information of other events during the week will be released as churches plan their day.



Friday 26th May

Gledholt Methodist Church
Edgerton Grove Road, Gledholt, HD1 4LA

Saturday 27th May

Lepton Methodist Church
The Square, Highgate Lane, Lepton HD8 0HB From 10am until 4pm

Monday 29th May

Elim Pentecostal Church
23 St Johns Road Huddersfield HD1 5BW

Tuesday 30th May

New North Road Baptist Church New North Parade, HD1 5JU

Wednesday 31st May

Community Church
Jubilee Centre, Market Street, HD1 4SH

Wednesday 31st May

Holy Trinity Church Trinity Street, HD1 4DT

Thursday 1st June

Lindley Methodist
East Street, Lindley, HD3 3ND

Friday 2nd June

The Ark Church
North Light Gallery, Armitage Bridge, HD4 7NR


“I cannot remember in my life anything that I’ve been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit.” Archbishop Justin Welby


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A prayer for Thy Kingdom Come

Almighty God, 

your ascended Son has sent us into the world

to preach the good news of your kingdom:

 inspire us with your Spirit

 and fill our hearts with the fire of your love,

 that all who hear your Word

 may be drawn to you,

 through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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