Thursday, 17 May 2018

Thy Kingdom Come - Guildford Cathedral Beacon

Hundreds of Christians including from Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel & Brighton are to gather for special Guildford Cathedral Beacon event to celebrate finale of global prayer movement

Guildford Cathedral will host a special Beacon event as part of an international, ecumenical, prayer movement – Thy Kingdom Come – from 16:00 to 20:00 on Sunday 20 May. For more information, or if you wish to book please click on this link - Guildford Thy Kingdom Come

Organised by representatives of local Anglican, Catholic and Methodist churches the event is anticipated to attract hundreds of local people to celebrate the end of Pentecost.

The family-friendly event, suitable for all ages, will include contributions from the Bishops of Guildford and Dorking and Father Nael Rahmoun from the Diocese of Jerusalem.

The event will include a number of prayer stations, Taizé opening worship and contemporary closing worship.

The Revd Sarah Hutton, one of the event organisers, said: “It’s so exciting to have another Thy Kingdom Come beacon event at Guildford Cathedral.

“Last year thousands of Christians from all backgrounds came together with the Archbishop of Canterbury to pray and this year will offer a chance to explore faith and prayer through new and creative prayer stations.

“It’ll be great to join together with local Christians in the newly refurbished and weatherproof cathedral!”

Guildford Cathedral is just one of a handful of Beacon events happening across the UK. It is expected thousands of churches will host Thy Kingdom Come events over the 11 days.

Thy Kingdom Come began as a simple invitation to prayer from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016, but has since blossomed into a global movement bringing together hundreds of thousands of Christians from across the globe to pray for more people to come to know the amazing love of Jesus Christ during the 11-day period from Ascension to Pentecost.

In 2017 more than 85 countries, ranging from Canada to Australia, South Sudan to Japan, took part and it is hoped that this year even greater numbers of individuals, families and churches will be involved.

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