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Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join. During a focused time between Ascension and Pentecost (25th May – 4th June 2017), he is calling on Christians to pray that people might come to know Jesus Christ .

During that time, communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbours might come to know Jesus Christ and prayer events of all shapes and sizes will be taking place.

An event is planned at Blackburn Cathedral on Wednesday 24th May at 7.30pm with Roy Crowne from Hope, to enable us to pray together before returning to our towns and villages to pray during the period from Acensi9on to Pentecost.  More details can be found in the Events section of the website here.  If you are planning to come along, please use the link here to register for the number of places you expect to need.

The website contains a wealth of resources to help you to plan to pray as an individual, as a family and as a church. If you follow the links below you can:

  • Pledge to pray as an individual, with your family or as a church
  • Download a one page overview of how you can take part 
  • You can access a wealth of resources from this page here.  These include suggestions for prayer stations, and 24/7 prayer rooms  and holding prayer meetings, as well as service templates and ideas for families and young people including suggestions for Messy Church Activities, and ideas for Primary School Assemblies. 
  • There are also some helpful booklets of resources which can be downloaded from the links below
  • If you are looking for videos to show, you can access them here
  • If you want poster templates, logos or social media guides and images then you can find them here
  • In addition, you can buy resources from CPO here.  These include bookmarks, prayer cards, and even a mug to remind you to pray for 5 friends whilst at work or during your coffee break.
  • Churches are encouraged to be open during this period.  For help and guidance and access to the Open Churches toolkit, please follow the link here to the Open Churches page on the diocesan website 
If you want to print out 'poster versions' of the Welcome Banners (landscape and upright) for
noticeboards then you can do so here (landscape) and here (upright)
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