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Looking forward to 'Thy Kingdom Come 2018'

18 January 2018

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We have received the following update from the team behind ‘Thy Kingdom Come 2018’... 

From Kangaroo Flat in South Australia, to the River Cam in Cambridge, things are gearing up for the launch of this year’s Thy Kingdom Come movement!

This week, Archbishop Justin Welby will be filming in Cambridge, and this will include his personal story of coming to Christ during his time at university. The film will feature Archbishop Justin and his long-time friend, Nick Hills. Nick is the person that he credits as being a key figure in his early faith journey, coxing on the River Cam. More information coming soon.

A number of high-profile ecumenical leaders will be in conversation with Archbishop Justin this week for a series of short films that will be made available in the lead up to this year’s Thy Kingdom Come period. Names include Cardinal Vincent Nichols (the Catholic Church), Gareth Powell (the Methodist Church), Paul Harcourt (New Wine) and Bishop Angaelos (the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK), to name just a few.

Next week, there will be two official launch events for Thy Kingdom Come, with a number of Thy Kingdom Come ‘champions’ planning to attend. The events will take place at Bishopthorpe in York on 23rd January and at Lambeth Palace in London on 24th January, and these events will offer more details about the plans for this year’s Thy Kingdom Come.

Last year, Christians in more than 85 countries took part in Thy Kingdom Come and, with renewed vigour, we are hoping to build on this momentum. Some powerful stories and testimonies are emerging, which we will share over the coming months. Similarly, there have also been many new enquiries about Thy Kingdom Come from locations far and wide, including an Anglican Vicar from Kangaroo Flat, South Australia, who recently got in touch to say that this was one of the most exciting initiatives she had seen in a long time!

More information on Thy Kingdom Come 2018 is available here.