THY KINGDOM COME 2020 – Ascension to Pentecost

Thy Kingdom Come 2020 – Ascension to Pentecost

“God is not in lockdown” said Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby at the live launch of Thy Kingdom Come 2020 celebrated in prayer with Archbishop Sentamu and Cardinal Vincent this morning. The video is available to view at

Cardinal Vincent spoke of the richness of these days; a time of waiting, trusting and not-knowing that resonates with the experience of many people in these strange and difficult times. He stressed the importance of the gifts of gratitude, joy and service that hold Christians of all denominations together and prayed for the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to see the gifts we are given and to use them in the field of our world.

An invitation to be part of Thy Kingdom Come – a global wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost for the coming of the Holy Spirit and for 5 people we know to come to know the love of Christ. Visit for lots of suggestions of ways to pray including Catholic resources and a fantastic, interactive Family Prayer Adventure Map.

In Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire there is a programme of daily prayers from Regional Church Leaders, including our own Bishop Paul on Wednesday.  There are also family prayers and daily reflections.  There will be a Beacon celebration posted on Pentecost Sunday.  A full programme is available at and more information at