Diocese of Newcastle

Thy Kingdom Come

A Global Call to Prayer

“I cannot remember in my life anything that I’ve been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit.”

- Archbishop Justin Welby

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray during the 10 days between Ascension and Pentecost. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England, has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. We focus on praying for people to come to know Jesus Christ. The wave of prayer culminates with events on Pentecost Sunday around the world.

Thy Kingdom Come will inevitably look different in 2020, with uncertainty about whether there will still be restrictions on people gathering because of coronavirus. But the focus on praying individually, in household, and as congregations (perhaps digitally) still remains. There are many digital resources that you can use to help local congregations to pray together, and with Christians of other denominations. Find out more about the resources on offer here.

Everything you need to know about Thy Kingdom Come is below. Resources for prayer and to engage people with the vision are available here and from the global Thy Kingdom Come website.


(including new resources for Thy Kingdom Come 2020, such as an interactive prayer map and a Thy Kingdom Come hymn)

Thy Kingdom Come Global website