Thy Kingdom Come 2017

Join the global wave of prayer 25th May - 4th June

View video and photos from the events around the diocese.

Churches and individuals have planned prayer events and activities at their churches or in their local area during the days between Ascension and Pentecost.

Over the next 11 days people around the world will be coming together to discover new ways of praying that their friends, family and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ. This will culminate in a range of beacon events where communities gather outside their normal worshipping patterns to worship and to pray that the Holy Spirit will help them to be effective witnesses. 

This week of prayer and the aims behind it fit well with our Kingdom People vision and we are supporting it in a couple of simple ways which we hope everyone will be able to join in with.

Bishop John says: 

"I do hope that everyone in our churches will want to respond wholeheartedly to this wave of prayer being commended by our bishops. Nothing is more central to our life as Kingdom people than prayer. May we join together to pray with all our hearts 'Thy Kingdom come'."

Sign up to our Wave of Prayer:

We would like to try to cover the whole week with people praying 24 hours a day and on  this page is a calendar listing each hour across the 11 days. It would be brilliant if churches/ parishes could commit to praying for a block of time, enabling people to pray either at home or in church. Individuals can also sign up. Sign up to our  Prayer calendar and email Sam with any queries.

Diocesan events:


We have planned four walks into Worcester ahead of the Cathedral service, which will form the shape of a cross across our Diocese. Find out more and see the routes.

Saturday 3 June. Celebration in Worcester: 

  • Activities on College Green, including a bouncy castle from 4pm
  • Hog Roast (College Green) and Veggie Burgers (Chapter House) available free to pilgrims (and others if enough) from 5pm. (See information about the pilgrimage below).
  • Tea and coffee available in the Chapter House, 5 - 6.30pm
  • 6.45 - move around to the Cathedral to enter 'en masse' through the West Door for a short service of celebration. 

We are looking for people to make bunting to be used in the Cathedral service. If you can help, please contact Sam.

Sunday 4 June. Pray for Dudley; see the poster below.

Dudley Prayer event poster


Family Creative Prayer Journal

Engage Worship have produced a 24 page Family Creative Prayer Journal for Thy Kingdom Come. It is A4, full colour, and in a similar style to their Lent and Advent journals. It is aimed at families to pray together for mission and evangelism, and is engaging for people of all ages and whatever stage of faith journey. Find out more.

More resources for churches, individuals and families are available on the Thy Kingdom Come website and the CPO website.

Roots has produced some prayers for young people