Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement inviting Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer across 85 countries.

Thy Kingdom Come 2018

As you know, this year Thy Kingdom Come movement of prayer is happening again in the period between Ascension and Pentecost (10-20 May 2018)


In the Diocese of Durham, we are keen to support and encourage you as you engage with this movement in whatever way is most helpful in your context as together we seek God’s blessing in our communities.

There are a wealth of resources you can view here.

More resources are being produced in the next few weeks and it is likely that some will be provided at little or no cost.

There are two videos you might like to use:

  • NEW: Thy Kingdom Come video featuring Archbishop Justin Welby, his grandson Elijah and Brian Heasley, 24-7 Prayer International on Vimeo:
  • You could show the short promotional film (4:34) at a deanery, chapter or parish meeting or help inspire your prayer groups and other church groups to get involved. Thy Kingdom Come is as relevant to the Mother’s Union as the Youth Group. Everyone can join in.

Beacon Event

One of the Beacon Event for Thy Kingdom Come 2018 is happening at Durham Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday (20/5/18) at 7-8.30pm. Tickets are free and available from Durham Cathedral Bishop Paul will be speaking, ecumenical leaders and churches are warmly invited and we also hope to feature Christian Aid (see below) and celebrate all that God is doing in our region as we pray faithfully with expectant hearts.

Christian Aid and Thy Kingdom Come

Christian Aid week in 2018 (13-19 May) coincides with the period ofThy Kingdom Come and as such, Emma Peak, Christian Aid Regional Coordinator, is keen to support all churches linked with Christian Aid to think about engaging withThy Kingdom Comee as part of the week. Together we have come up with some ideas you could easily use to do that:

1. If you are planning a BIG BREKKIE could you include a prayer focus this year?

2. If you are thinking of hosting a 24-7 type prayer space. Could you create a place to pray for Christian Aid?

3. If you are carrying out a house to house collection could you make it into a prayer walk?

4. If you are part of a Christian Aid supporters group could you invite others to join in praying for 5 friends with you?

Sharing your Thy Kingdom Come plans

We would like to hear what you are doing for Thy Kingdom Come in Durham in 2018. Please do share them with us and on social media.

Please do get in touch if we can help in any way.