Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites 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 since grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

This is the third year that we have taken part in Thy Kingdom Come, responding to the Archbishops’ call to people to pray for 11 days between Ascension and Pentecost (10th–20th May 2018).

Parishes have done some very creative things in previous years, including opening the church for special prayer events, prayer walks, 24/7 prayer and much more, and parishes are invited to add details of planned events for this year to an online map.

A range of helpful resources have been prepared for churches, individuals, families and young people (these may be found here), plus some short films, some of which appear below.

Please do let us know of your plans for Thy Kingdom Come 2018, and we will be pleased to share these details more widely (please contact the Communications Office).

News of activities and events taking place in our diocese

Thy Kingdom Come 2018 in the Deanery of Louthesk

Thy Kingdom Come 2018 at St James' Church, Spilsby

A service of Holy Communion will be held on Ascension Day (Thursday, 10th May) outdoors on the site of St Paul in the Bail in Lincoln (6pm). A poster relating to this service may be found here.

An Ascension Day Service is to be held at St Margaret’s Church, Bucknall, on Thursday, 10th May (7.30pm). The church is located on Main Street, Bucknall (LN10 5DT), and refreshments will follow the service.

An Ascension Day Service is to be held on Saxilby Memorial Field on Thursday, 10th May (9.30am). All are welcome, and there will be refreshments afterwards in St Andrew's Community Centre.

Thy Kingdom Come 2018 in Brigg and neighbouring parishes

St Georges Church in Stamford is hosting a 24/7 Prayer Week in a 24/7 prayer room in The Den, Georges Place. More details are available here.

Thy Kingdom Come 2018 at All Saints, Holbeach

On Saturday, 12th May 2018 (2.30–4.30pm) there is an opportunity to visit St John the Baptist Church in Baston and to try different ways to pray.

St Georges Church in Lincoln is to offer a Day of Prayer on Tuesday, 15th May. More details will follow here.

The Church of the Ascension in Grantham will be open for prayer and reflection, with interactive prayer stations, from 10am12noon from 14th18th May 2018.

All Saints’ Gainsborough is to remain open for prayer and light refreshment every afternoon from Monday, 14th to Friday, 18th May. Each day will conclude with a short act of worship at 5pm.

There will be a Prayer Walk from All Saints’ Church in Gainsborough on Friday 11th May at 10.15am and from St Paul’s Church in Morton on Wednesday, 16th May at 10.15am. Additional routes will be available for those wishing to walk at a different time. Between them the five routes cover most of the area of the parish. It is hoped that those unable to walk might obtain copies of the routes and pray at home.

All Saints’ Church in Ruskington will be open for prayer and reflection, with interactive prayer stations, from 23pm and 6.307.30pm on Friday, 18th May 2018.

Thy Kingdom Come 2018 at St Thomas Church in Market Rasen

St Paul’s Church in Ashby will be open for prayer between 10am and 3pm on Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th May. There will be prayer stations linked to The Lord’s Prayer and at 12 noon and 2.45pm each day there will be a short time of led prayer.