Thy Kingdom Come 2018

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting Christians to join another amazing wave of prayer across the UK and around the world – praying that people you know might come to know Jesus. It’s happening between Ascension and Pentecost from 10 May – 20 May.

Vision – In response to Archbishop Justin’s ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer focus we want to encourage a wide variety and expression of prayer activities and gatherings across every mission community / parish in the diocese, and with other denominations during the nine days between Ascension and Pentecost 2018.

One aspect of our Diocesan vision is growing in prayer, and Thy Kingdom Come invites us to grow in prayer – praying as individuals, in families, with friends, with Christian brothers and sisters across the wider church in Devon and for those who do not yet know Jesus.

The shared hope for this wave of prayer is that as Christians pray together we will:

  • be transformed through prayer
  • be given new confidence and encouragement by the Holy Spirit
  • be effective witnesses to Jesus Christ

What are we encouraging across Devon as our response to ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ 2018?

  • A wide expression of prayer events across the diocese – churches, schools, community places, and ecumenically.
  • A mini-pilgrimage!To a special Thy Kingdom Come ‘beacon’ celebration & prayer event in Exeter Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday evening, May 20 at 6.30pm; as a conclusion to our prayer focus including a commissioning of God’s people to return in the power of the Spirit to continue in our call to grow in prayer, make new disciples and serve our communities with joy.

Information for Churches/Mission Communities – Diocesan theme for Thy Kingdom Come 2018, Thy Kingdom Come 2018 Resources (Click on the Resources Section and then Thy Kingdom Come 2018 in the drop-down menu), Thy Kingdom Come 2018 church information

Information for schools – Thy Kingdom Come 2018 Schools Diocese of ExeterTKC 2018 PPT schools

River of Life – Prayers of Faith & Hope LandscapePrayers of Faith & Hope PortraitLeaf TemplateOrigami LeafFruit Templates

Thy Kingdom Come Banner – TKC Banner-1TKC Banner-2

Bishop Robert’s launch film (below)


Archbishop’s films / clips from TKC national team –


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