Date(s) - 30/05/2019 - 09/06/2019
Thy Kingdom Come Pilgrimage
A Global Call to Prayer
‘I cannot remember in my life anything that I’ve been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit.’ – Archbishop Justin Welby
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray during the 9 days between Ascension and Pentecost (30th May – 9th June 2019). What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England, has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. We focus on praying two prayers: The Lord’s Prayer and ‘Come Holy Spirit. The wave of prayer culminates with celebration beacon events on Pentecost Sunday around the world.
At Deanery Synod on 11th February David Local, from Yarm Parish Church, indicated he would be prepared to organise a Deanery Pilgrimage as part of the Thy Kingdom Come global wave of prayer for 2019.
Each day’s walk will begin with a short service of Prayer at a specified Church, calling at other Churches on the route for the day and ending with Prayers at a Church at the end of that day’s pilgrimage. As many Deanery Synod representatives and any other people who are willing are invited to join in this pilgrimage or part thereof. Anyone is welcome to join on any particular day or merely between particular Churches. Anyone merely wishing to join us in any particular Church for Prayers will, of course, be very welcome.
A draft programme giving details (and distances) of the walks between the churches in the Deanery, and the services in each of the churches, is here