'What Was On' around the Diocese for Thy Kingdom Come


Many churches are holding prayer services or keeping their church open throughout the Thy Kingdom Come period. Others are holding specific Thy Kingdom Come events. Wherever you are in the Diocese of Newcastle, there will be a church near you participating in Thy Kingdom Come.


Specific Thy Kingdom Come events

Day 1: Thursday, 25 May

Hexham Abbey
Archdeaconry Mothers' Union Festive Ascension Day Eucharist

Meldon, St John's
Ascension Day service at the Manchester Window: "We will be praying for the people of Manchester and all whose lives are blighted by terrorism."

Shilbottle, St James'
Ascension Day Holy Communion, followed by a Cheese and Wine party.
Every day, the church will be open until 4pm for prayer. There are Prayer Stations based around The Lord's Prayer, and prayer bracelets and other resources to help people with their prayers.  

Felton, St Michael's
'Peace and Reconciliation' Ascension Day service at Brinkburn Priory
With choral eucharist - details here

Newcastle East Deanery
Ascension Day service at St Michael's Byker, with special prayer for local communities

Day 2: Friday, 26 May

Cowgate, St Peter's
26 May - 3 June, 6pm every evening
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 

Day 3: Saturday, 27 May


Day 4: Sunday, 28 May

Shieldfield, Christ Church
Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament















Day 5: Monday, 29 May

Lowick, St John's
10am start
'Beating the Bounds': Walking the Lowick Bounds and praying for the spread of the Gospel.
'A great family day out' - Lowick Parish Council.















Day 6: Tuesday, 30 May

Cramlington, St Nicholas’
An evening of prayer for our community: education, health services, business, local

Day 7: Wednesday, 31 May

Killingworth, St John's
A Day of Prayer
The church will be open all day, with prayer stations and space for quiet and reflection.

Monkseaton, St Peter's
A 'Quiet Hour' with prayer stations







Day 8: Thursday, 1 June

Newcastle Cathedral
1 June, 8am - 3 June, 12 midnight
24/7 Prayer Porch
The North Porch of the Cathedral will be open constantly, with between 3 to 5 people praying there 24/7. People passing by will be welcome to come and ask for prayer, or join us in prayer if they want to. Click here to sign up to the Prayer Porch

Longframlington, St Mary's
10am start
Prayer Walk around the village  to pray for our local community – meet at church, followed by coffee and/or lunch at the New Inn.
Other events are happening throughout the week: Click here to view them.

Day 9: Friday, 2 June

Seaton Sluice, St Paul's Church
10.00 - as long as you like
Prayer morning, light lunch and teas/coffees. Cost: 'Pay as you can'.

Spittal, St. John's
7pm - 7am
Overnight prayer with with opportunity for personal worship in our prayer tent. Friday June 2nd we're holding overnight prayer (7:00pm- 7:00am) 


CONCLUSION: Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Event, Saturday 3 June

Newcastle Cathedral
We invite families, friends, and neighbours from across the Diocese and beyond to gather together at Newcastle Cathedral to worship and to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit for effective witness.

Other events on Saturday, 3 June

Ulgham, St John's and Widdrington, Holy Trinity
10-12 and 2-4pm
Both churches will be open to all for prayer and refreshments, with prayer stations around the church and suggested prayers.

Events on Sunday, 4 June

Fawdon, St Mary's
Prayer, tea and cake















Cramlington, St Nicholas’
United Prayer and Praise service

Hexham Abbey
Pentecost Praise – a special, informal service of celebration as we conclude ‘Thy Kingdom Come’; a chance to pledge to pray, and worship together. Followed by refreshments. All welcome!


Opportunities for prayer throughout Thy Kingdom Come

Amble, St Cuthbert's

Holy Island, St Mary's
Every day: 7.30am Morning Praise, 8am Holy Communion, 5.30pm Evening Prayer
We will be praying at each day for the Thy Kingdom Come intentions at each of our acts of worship.

Fourstones, St Aidan's
25 and 26 May, all day
The church will be open all day for quiet prayer and reflection.

Embleton, Holy Trinity
25 May - 3 June 9am - 4pm
The church is open for prayer. We have a prayer tree for visitors to write down their individual prayers and thoughts. The Novena prayers are on display, and there are plenty of prayer candles and quiet spaces.

Ulgham, St John's and Widdrington, Holy Trinity
25 May - 3 June
Daily prayers using a simple page of prayer suggestions, one for each day.

Alnwick, St Michael's
25 May - 4 June
St Catherine's Chapel will be open daily until 4pm, except during services, with new artwork changing artwork from the Canterbury Novena resources. Visitors will also be able to use the prayer for the day, along with scripture and reflection booklets.













Morpeth, St James'
29 May - 4 June, 9am - 3pm
The church will be open for prayer, with Prayer Stations around the church on the theme of The Lord's Prayer.

St. John Lee, St John's
25 May - 4 June
The church will be open every day for prayer, with a short service of midday prayers at 12 noon each day.

Spittal, St. John's
30 May - 2 June, 9am - 5pm
Prayer Drop-In: A creative prayer trail around the church, with a snakes and ladders game, a mural for you to paint the initials of 5 people you are praying for, and writing praise poems in the prayer tent. 

Newcastle city centre, St Thomas's
25 May - 3 June all day
Prayer stations in the church form a self-guided walk through the Lord's Prayer. There will also be a short prayer service at 12.15pm every day for peace, Christian unity, for politicians at home and abroad, and that the world may become a more hopeful, peaceful and loving place, and see the love of Christ in action.

Newburn Parish St Mary's and st Michael's
30 May - 1 June, mornings; also 1 June evening
Themed prayer stations around both churches. People will be encouraged to visit the stations at their own pace. 

Bedlington, St Cuthbert's
26 May - 2 June
The church is open to visitors, with prayer stations around the church.









Monkseaton, St Mary's
On four days, lunchtime and early evening
We have a prayer 'tent' in the garden beside the church. It is easy to see and get to from the main road. Anyone passing is welcome to nip in for a cuppa, a chat about prayer, and a chance to write a prayer on our prayer tree. The church is also open for those wanting a quiet space to rest awhile.
Whittingham, St Bartholomew's and Edlingham, Bolton Chapel
Every day, 4pm
A short daily service in St Bartholomew's. Both churches also have a prayer station.

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