Enthusiastic response from Sussex churches as Thy Kingdom Come gathers pace

Churches across Sussex will be supporting a call from the archbishops of Canterbury and York to join in a wave of prayer next month.


This united worship will take place across the nation between the great Christian feasts of Ascension and Pentecost.

The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, has responded to the archbishops’ call and will launch the initiative – which is called Thy Kingdom Come – locally in Chichester Cathedral on the Feast of the Ascension next Thursday (May 5).

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The Bishop of Horsham, Mark Sowerby, will also be attending prayer events at church venues in the West of the Diocese and the Bishop of Lewes, Richard Jackson, will be hosting a Pentecost Prayer week from May 9 – 13 in venues across the East of the Diocese.

Sussex churches across a range of traditions and a variety of locations have started to share their continuous prayer events.

In Hastings there will be two days of prayer for evangelism on May 11 and 12 in many of its churches, including Christ Church Blacklands, Holy Trinity Hastings and St Matthews in St Leonards-on-sea.

In Brighton and Hove, Revd Tim Watson will be leading a week of 24:7 Prayer organised by the Chemin Neuf Community, and supported by the Diocese of Chichester from May 8 – 15.

People from all across the city’s churches will have a unique opportunity to come together in the heart of their city at St Patrick’s Church, Cambridge Rd, Hove to pray all day and all night, with a daily programme of services and themed events, and a range of prayer stations designed to help people pray in many different ways.

Throughout the week leading up to Pentecost, the Diocese will be posting up regular information about these activities on its Facebook and Twitter accounts, using #pentecost #prayer @thykingdom_come

Visit www.thykingdom.co.uk for further information.

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