Thy Kingdom Come walk of prayer challenge

The Area Dean of Richmond will spend eight or nine days  between Ascension and Pentecost leading a deanery  walk to pray for God’s Kingdom. The walk takes place during the Thy Kingdom Come global prayer initiative started by the Archbishop’s three years ago.

The Revd Yvonne Callaghan (pictured left) aims to visit every church in the most northerly and one of the largest deaneries in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds. She starts at East Cowton on May 10th , finishing back at St Agatha’s Church, Gilling West on May 19th.

It’s the second year that Yvonne has led the 120 mile walk. Last year she was joined by local Christians at various stages of the walk and accompanied by her PA, Diana.

“The aim of the walk is to pray for God’s Kingdom to come among us in our communities”, said Yvonne.

“We will be calling in at churches and praying as we walk.  Please join us for any of the walks. You can join or finish at any point in the day.”

Yvonne’s schedule, printed below, is, she says approximate, and anyone joining in should check her Facebook posts for more accurate information:


Thursday 10th May         

8.00 am meet at All Saints Church East Cowton – short time of prayer

St Mary’s, South Cowton – look around the church erected at the start of the Wars of the Roses (45 mins)

Forest via Pepper Arden (55 mins)

St. Mary’s Bolton on Swale – short time of prayer (35 mins)

 Ellerton Upon Swale – walk the short distance to Ellerton on the Coast to Coast path – the walk ends here but you can take the opportunity to have refreshment in The Lakeside Café (25 mins)

Friday 11th May              

8.00 am – meet at all Saints Church Manfield – short time of prayer

St Paul’s Aldborough St John – short time of prayer and time for a break (1 hr)

St Jame’s, Melsonby (45 mins)

Saturday 12th May         

8.00 am – meet at the the church of St Mary Hutton Magna – short time of prayer  

Walk along the Teesdale Way to Holy Trinity Church Startforth (2 hrs 30 mins)

Sunday 13th May            

1.00 pm - meet at St Agatha’s Church Skeeby (street parking in Springfield) – short time of prayer

 St Paul’s Brompton on Swale – short time of prayer (1 hr 20 mins)

Walk to St Anne’s Catterick Village via the Racecourse – short time of prayer (1 hour)

Monday 14th May           

8.00 am – meet at outside the Kings Arms in Reeth


Walk to the church of St Andrew Grinton along the Coast to Coast footpath (40 mins)

Continue along the Coast to Coast footpath to Marske and visit the church of St Edmund – there are some uphills today (2 hrs 25 mins)

Tuesday 15th May          

8.00 am – meet at the church of     St Edmund Marske – short time of prayer.

Walk along the coast to coast path to St Mary’s Church Richmond - there are some uphills today      (2hrs 30 mins)

The walk today ends in St Agatha’s church Easby (30 mins)                                   

Wednesday 16th May      No Walk

Thursday 17th May         

8.00 am – meet at the church of St Michael and All Angels, Middleton Tyas – short time of prayer

Walk to Scorton via Moulton

Scorton – Joan’s Café serves delicious refreshments (1 hour 55 mins)

Reflection at Scorton      Methodist Chapel,

Walk via the River Swale to St Paul’s

Brompton on Swale (50 mins)


Friday 18th May              

8.00 am – meet at Holy Trinity Church Tunstall – short time of prayer

Walk across the fields to St Cuthbert’s Church Colburn, (1 hour)

The walk then continues to St John the Evangelist, Hipswell (1 hour 5 mins)

 then onto St Aiden’s Church Catterick Garrison (40 mins)


Saturday 19th May         

8.00 am – meet at St Agatha’s Church Easby – short time of prayer

Walk along the Old Railway Line to St Mary’s church Richmond

                                     (30 mins)

 The walk then continues up to Richmond Golf course (quite a steep

                                     hill), Through the woods to St Agatha’s

                                     Church Gilling West

                                     (1 hour 50 mins)


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