Diocesan Celebration announced for Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative

The Archbishops of York and Canterbury are encouraging churches and Christians to get involved in Thy Kingdom Come, described as a ten-day Global Wave of Prayer from May 10-20.

And this year, at Bradford Cathedral, there will be a Thy Kingdom Come diocesan celebration on Sunday May 13th from 3pm – 6pm.

Worship will be led by a variety of musicians including the Voices in Praise Gospel Choir from the New Testament Church of God in Leeds as well as Christian musician, Joe King and band.

Bishop Nick will speak at the event, and throughout the afternoon there will be prayer spaces and creative ways of engaging with the priorities of Thy Kingdom Come.

The Cathedral will be filled with information stalls from a variety of organisations with refreshments and resources.

The Coordinator of the Diocesan Prayer and Spirituality Team, Canon Paul Maybury says that plans are also being made for a special focus on Christian Aid – Christian Aid week is May 13-19. A Christian Aid film will be shown together with an interview with Christian Aid workers.

The event is suitable for all ages.

More information is available on the latest news page here .. The service itself will be livestreamed on Facebook and you can watch from 4pm - 5pm live here 

In the meantime, please plan to come by booking here: 


Meanwhile churches across the diocese are marking Thy Kingdom Come in a variety of ways.. 

Churches in Harrogate will be praying for every house in the district - find out more here   Prayer for Harrogate is an initiative organised by the Harrogate Hub bringing together churches across the town . Prayer cards will be delivered to every home, with the opportunity for people to submit any prayer requests that they might have.

Churches in Leeds city centre will be holding a series of events including a gathering for under 30s with the Archbishop of York on May 16 -  watch a video with Bishop Paul here 

Find out more about Thy Kingdom Come, here 

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