Last updated 5th May 2021
Welcome to this year’s opportunity to celebrate #ThyKingdomCome.
Because of the current restrictions that are in place, we are celebrating this event online but we are really excited to bring you prayer and worship from across the Diocese that covers all worshipping styles.
We are using this period to encourage you to pray for five people that they might come to know the love of the Lord Jesus.
We have been so encouraged to see the large numbers of people sharing in online services on social media from the Diocese these past months and we pray that people who have watched our services may come to know the love of Jesus their Saviour and that their lives may be given to Him
The Rt Rev Dr Jill Duff, Bishop of Lancaster, writes:
“For the last six years, I have loved #ThyKingdomCome as an opportunity to recover an ancient practice of waiting on God in prayer from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
We underestimate how the secret of the Christian life is what happens in secret. In our time of lockdown, it’s been heartening to hear how people across Lancashire are praying more than ever. In #ThyKingdomCome we are praying that people will “come home” to God especially those on the margins, those new relationships built on the streets over the last weeks, and those who have dipped their toes into church virtually.
The lockdown has spawned immense creativity amongst our churches, so as Bishops we have invited ten churches from a range of backgrounds to share their #ThyKingdomCome service in Festival of Prayer and Worship, one each night.”
In each of these services, clergy from across the Diocese and from different church traditions will reflect on these questions:
With so much creativity and ingenuity within our Diocese we know there will be many exciting stories and testimonies to share which will encourage us all in our discipleship.
Who might you pray for? Who needs to hear God’s voice and God’s welcome to “come home” and find rest and peace for their souls?
The Being Witnesses team will be meeting to pray every morning from Ascension day to Pentecost Sunday at 8 am. If you would like to join us on zoom, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
To watch each parish service, which will premiere at 4pm on the Diocesan YouTube Channel, please click on the link on the day in question.
|All Age Launch Service||
Canon Stephen Whittaker
and members of the
Board of Education team
Ascension Day online service
The Revd Sarah Gill
Christ Church Chatburn, St Mary Magdalene
St Leonard's Downham and St Paul's
The Revd Andy Froud
The Revd Catherine Hale-Heighway
|Whalley Abbey||The Revd Adam Thomas|
Haslingden St James with Grane St Stephen
and Stonefold St John in plurality with
St Thomas Musbury
|The Revd David Stephenson|
Holme inClivigerSt John the Divine with
Worsthorne St John the Evangelist
|The Revd Chris Casey|
|St Aidan's and St Leonard's Bamber Bridge||Fr Shaun Baldwin|
Christ Church Wesham
|The Revd Anne Beverley|
|Christ Church Thornton||The Revd Damian Platt|
|St Luke's Brierfield and St Cuthbert's Burnley||The Revd Munawar Din|
|St James Chorley||The Revd David Phillips and Shelley Logan|
Pentecost Service from Blackburn Cathedral
live stream at 4 pm
Bishop Julian and the Cathedral
Below are links to access more #TKC resources: