Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come 2019

Ascension Day to Pentecost Sunday
Thursday 30th May to Sunday 9th June 2019.

Once again this year the Archbishops of Canterbury and York  are asking every Christian in every worshipping community to join them in praying for the renewing and empowering presence of the Holy Spirit between Ascension Day, Thursday 30th May and Pentecost Sunday, Sunday 9th June 2019. Specifically, we invite each and every Christian across the country to pray that God’s Spirit might work in the lives of 5 friends who have not responded with their ‘Yes’ to God’s call. Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part this year along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 114 countries around the world. Together let us pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, trusting the faithfulness of God. Come, Holy Spirit


Come Holy Spirit

Almighty God,
your ascended Son has sent us into the world
to preach the good news of your kingdom:
inspire us with your Spirit and fill our hearts with the fire of your love,
that all who hear your Word may be drawn to you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord


Thy Kingdom Come Prayer from Land’s End
written by Rev’d Canon Vanda Perrett, 10th May 2018

From land to shore, from coast to coast, let Thy Kingdom Come
From the surging surf to the quiet earth, let Thy Kingdom Come
From the deepest mines to the stars above, let Thy Kingdom Come
From Land’s End to Launceston, Tintagel to the Lizard, let Thy Kingdom Come
From Foy to Padstow, Callington to Mousehole, let Thy Kingdom Come

At Heligan and Eden Project, Healey’s to Flambards, let Thy Kingdom Come
At the Minack and the Hall for Cornwall, The Merry Maidens to Lanyon Quoit, let Thy Kingdom Come
At Boscastle and Boscarne-Un, St Ives to Mevagissy, let Thy Kingdom Come
At The Royal Cornwall Show and the Poole Car Boot, let Thy Kingdom Come
At Truro Cathedral and in every church whatever denomination, let Thy Kingdom Come

In the Poldark fans and the Dawn French fans, let Thy Kingdom Come
In the visitors, the locals, the tourists and the pilgrims, let Thy Kingdom Come
In the old, the young and those in between, let Thy Kingdom Come
In the pasty eaters and cider drinkers, let Thy Kingdom Come
In the cream tea scoffers, jam on first "of coursers", let Thy Kingdom Come

And Dear Lord, as we pray for Cornwall, for the UK, for the whole world
In the good, the bad, the sinners and the saints, in the loud and the quiet,
In friend, in stranger, in lovers and betrayers, in the joy filled and the moaners,
In morning people and night owls, in the sick and the grieving,
In the teachers and the learners, in the crafters and the cooks,A
Lord of this world and the next,
Let Thy Kingdom Come!

A Letter from Bishop Philip and Bishop Chris.....

Dear brothers and sisters,

TIME TO PRAY!  Thy Kingdom Come and Diocesan Day of Prayer 2019
As many of you may already be aware, the 2019 Thy Kingdom Come season of prayer will take place between Ascension and Pentecost, 30th May – 9th June.  Now entering its fourth year and originally inspired by our own archbishops, Justin and Sentamu, it’s a vision that has caught the imaginations of Christians around the world and across denominations.  Indeed, it’s a vision that has already inspired, involved and brought many of us together in prayer down here in Cornwall in previous years.

Do think and pray about how your churches and deaneries might take part this year and please let the Diocesan Communications team know what you are planning – we’d love to be able to share your prayer ideas with others!

This year there will be some very special events happening in the diocese over both weekends of the Thy Kingdom Come season:  

  • Diocesan Day of Prayer, with the Callington Cluster, Saturday 1st June: ‘Taste and See … that the LORD is good’

    We’re delighted to be partnering with Callington for this year’s Day of Prayer. They marked Thy Kingdom Come 2018 with various prayer events in the cluster, including a special series of prayer stations in St Mary’s.  This year there will be a multitude of different opportunities to ‘taste and see’ in prayer, taking place throughout the day in all five churches. 

  • Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Events, Pentecost Sunday, 9th June:

    St Martin’s Liskeard – A Day of Worship, Celebration and Prayer
    St Martin’s are working in partnership with the New Wine Network, Creation Fest, the Methodists and the Diocese.  They’ll be hosting special services at 10.30am and 6.00pm, with Guest Speaker, Krish Kandiah; there will be exciting activities for children and young people; prayer stations; free pizza and much more besides!

    Gwennap Pit – Service at 3pm
    An annual Pentecost celebration organised by the Cornwall Methodist District.

Look out for more information on the diocesan website in the coming weeks and months -

At this time of change and challenge – for some of us as individuals and for our families and friends, for our churches and communities, for our society, for our nation and for our needy world - let us join together in praying … Thy Kingdom Come!