Cathedral to become treasure-trove of prayer for Thy Kingdom Come celebration
Thy Kingdom Come 2019 culminates in a special celebration service on Sunday 9 June at 6.30pm in Exeter Cathedral to which everyone is invited! Come and gather with others from across Devon and the South West for lively worship and prayer at the climax of the 11 day global wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost. The Cathedral will be turned into a treasure-trove of prayer for the evening, treasure-themed art installations and interactive prayer stations. Music will be provided by the fantastic Sound of Wales.
St James’ church on the National Trust’s Arlington Court Estate on Exmoor helped launch Thy Kingdom Come in Devon with a special service and family treasure hunt. Events have also been taking place across Devon including prayer walks, taize services, creative prayer stations, a community prayer bench, early morning prayers around a fire pit, and ‘mountain-top’ prayers in Plymouth and Exmouth! Exeter Cathedral also opened a special Prayer Room in the historic Grandisson Chapel.
As part of Thy Kingdom Come Revd Tom Brassil and a group from Sherford Community Church did a prayer walk in Sherford, Devon’s newest town.
He said: “We love praying, it is one of the most important things we do. As a church, we want to reach out to people and serve our community. Praying makes us all feel more a part of the community we serve and we have had some wonderful conversations, just by chance, people are very warm to us praying for them.”
The Revd Barry Dugmore, said: “I’m amazed at the sheer variety and creativity of local churches across Devon who have been holding hundreds of events in their communities for this year’s Thy Kingdom Come.
“I look forward to joining with Christians from across Devon to celebrate Pentecost. There is something special about us all being gathered together in one place to share and shout about what we have been doing in our individual communities.
“I hope as many people as possible will be able to come to the Cathedral on Sunday, it is going to be an evening to remember!”