Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
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From Ascension to Pentecost, Thy Kingdom Come Join the global wave of prayer 25th May - 4th June 2017"

“They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus”   Acts 1 : 14

As we live God’s love, we know how important it is that our lives and the lives of our churches are rooted in prayer.  We also recognise that to share God’s love, we need strength, unity and inspiration.  We are keen that churches across our diocese join the global wave of prayer that is ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.

We urge and encourage you and your church to get involved – and do please tell us what you are doing and answers to prayer you have seen, let’s be an encouragement to one another.

You can download our St Albans Diocese Thy Kingdom Come leaflet here, to share the message with others:  St Albans Thy Kingdom Come   

Also, following our Workshop on 26th April, Woodside parish have very kindly made available their leaflets used during their committed prayer for Thy Kingdom Come in 2016; they are:

To conclude these dedicated ten days of prayer, on Pentecost Sunday – 4th June, 6.30pm at St Albans Cathedral, there will be a Celebration Event, to which everybody is invited; please publicise this special event, and we look forward to celebrating together:  TKC Celebration

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  1. The Archbishops’ global wave of prayer begins this Thursday. Pray in whatever way you want and with whomever you want. We are encouraged to pray for five people by name each day at 5pm. Join in with others:

    Thursday 25th May: 5pm Praying for 5@5 in St Paul’s Church.

    Friday 26th May: Prayer in St Paul’s Church 7am, 1pm and 7pm

    Friday 26th May: Prayer walk around parish boundary, 5 miles. Meet at St Paul’s at 2.00pm. Finish approx. 4.30pm. Meet us en route if you wish.

    Saturday 27th May: 5pm Praying for 5@5 in St Paul’s Church.

    Sunday 28th May: Creative prayer stations in the church hall at coffee time.

    Monday 29th May: No events presently use the website and social media resources

    Tuesday 30th May: Colourful prayer for all ages 10am-12noon.
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    Tuesday 30th May: Grace and Fellowship Meditative Prayer 8pm-9.15pm Upper Church Hall

    Wednesday 31st May: No events presently use the website and social media resources

    Thursday 1st June: Prayer & music, 8-9.30pm in St Paul’s Church.

    Friday 2nd June: Prayer Walk 3pm-5pm, meeting at St Paul’s Church.

    Saturday 3rd June: Invitation to prayer, opportunities to pray for people and the town in Leys Square, 12 noon-2pm

    Sunday 4th June: CELEBRATION FOR THE BIRTHDAY OF THE CHURCH PENTECOST in morning services.

    Revs Simon and Louise Moore St Pauls Pixmore Way Letchworth on
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  2. At St Thomas’, Stopsley, we want to wholeheartedly give ourselves to this wave of prayer, and make it our priority above all else.
    Fri 26th 7pm “Rubbish prayer” …prayer walking and litter picking at different locations, meet at Stopsley Baptist Church (SBC)
    Wed 31st May “24 Hours of Prayer” – The Church is open for prayer from Wednesday at 0915 till 10am Thursday! Including 9.45 Midweek Communion with prayer theme and “Thy Kingdom Come” prayers at 0915an, 4.30pm and 8pm. All welcome

    Steven Dolby on
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  3. At St.Giles, Codicote, we have a programme of different events for the 10 day period, launching with informal worship on Ascension Day, followed by 2 Prayer Walks from different starting points on the first Friday and Saturday. We have arranged 10am Coffee and Prayer in different homes from Monday to Friday the following week. And finally a Family Prayer Breakfast plus “Stations of the Lord’s Prayer” on the final Saturday. And we are looking forward to the Cathedral Celebration on Pentecost evening. Praying for God’s blessing on many people!

    Philip Waller on
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  4. Churches Together in St Albans invite christians from all traditions to special time of prayer on
    Friday 2nd June at 8pm
    Ss Alban & Stephen Church Hall,
    Beaconsfield Road

    Peter Berners-Lee on
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  5. Each day in St. James’s Bushey (WD23 1BD) there is a time of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament.

    In St. Paul’s Bushey (WD23 2EQ) there is a time of silent prayer between 10-12noon on Monday 29th May and on 31st May there is a votive mass for mission at 12.30pm, the day when the church gives thanks for the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth.

    Fr. Neil Kelley on
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  6. Our Benefice of King’s Walden, Offley and Lilley are joining in the global wave of prayer, Thy Kingdom Come, during this week (even though it is half term!).

    Ascension Day
    -prayer breakfast at 9:00am at St. Mary Magdalene, Offley
    -Thy Kingdom Come Eucharist at 10:30am. Everyone is welcome!
    -Offley School are having a service at St. Peter’s, Lilley on Ascension Day at 2:30pm.
    -On Friday, 26 May at 9:00pm we are holding a service of Compline on Thy Kingdom Come at St. Mary Magdalene, Offley
    -The members of our church communities, whether they are here or away during half term, will keep 5@5 and pray during the week.
    -Services on Sunday 28th May and Pentecost Sunday 4th June are also themed around Thy Kingdom Come

    Revd Terrance Bell on
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  7. Thy Kingdom Come – 10 days of prayer at Christ Church Bedford
    We are joining in this global prayer movement, from Thursday, 25th May, for the 10 days between Ascension and Pentecost. The prayer bookmark and pledge2pray business card will be handed to each church member, and the following special times of prayer have been prepared:
    “On Your Own Daily” from Friday 26 May to Saturday 3 June – several prayer stations/points of prayer have been created round the church for you to use to inspire your prayers.
    “Together Daily” from Friday 26 May to Saturday 3 June – at Noon for 30 minutes in the church, using the Prayer for the Day liturgy and time for open prayer. Led by clergy/laity ministry team.
    “Worship Together” twice only – Friday 26 May and Friday 2 June only at 8pm for 1 hour of Holy Spirit-led worship, prayer and praise, in church.

    Richard Hibbert on
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  8. The Benefice of St Mary’s Braughing, St Mary’s Stocking Pelham and St Mary’s Furneux Pelham are joining together for some extra prayer times including prayer walking around Braughing. We have a special Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Sunday and will be giving away cords, for the bracelet with five knots to remind folk to pray for families and friends. We are also encouraging folk to go to the Beacon event.

    Rev'd Julie Gawthrope on
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  9. A special prayer for the mission of our parish will be used at 12.00 noon most days at All Saints Luton as part of midday prayer. Members of the congregation will be encouraged to use this prayer in their own homes at this time

    David Kesterton on
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  10. We are joining in the wave of prayer with a number of events in the parish. We are also sharing in events with High Street Methodist Church and St Helen’s in Wheathampstead. We also have given out leaflets to the congregation with ideas on how to join in individually.
    Deanery Ascension Day Holy Communion Service
    to begin Wave of Prayer; 8pm, St Nicholas Church.
    Churches in Wheathampstead Deanery & Harpenden invited. Open to everyone.

    Open Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Meeting, Tuesday 30th May, 8pm, St Nicholas Church
    Open Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Meeting, Wednesday 31st May, 8pm, St Mary’s Church
    Open Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Meeting, Thursday 1st June, 8pm, All Saints Church

    Canon Dennis Stamps, Rector on
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  11. The Hub Church will be joining with Hitchin Christian Centre to host a prayer room, open most of the 10 days, CAB, Thomas Bellamy House, Bedford Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1HL. More info to follow at

    Dan Drew on
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  12. St Peter’s Church Stevenage: the church will be open for prayer
    Tues 30th May – Fri 2nd June 9am – 9pm and Sat 3rd June 9am – 1pm

    9 interactive prayer zones to help you pray for yourself, family, friends, the nation, the world and the 5 people you want to come to faith. Includes creating things, listening, writing, eating, pictures and more.
    There will also be a children’s prayer trail and refreshments

    All welcome!

    Kate Sharples on
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  13. St James, New Barnet – will have a special Thy Kingdom Come (Prayer Sunday). On Sunday 28th May 9.30am for breakfast, followed at 10.30am with short act of worship, then until 11.45am – prayer stations will be set up in church – or you can join the prayer walk around the area. At 11.45 we will join together for worship, blessing and refreshments.

    Laura Hewitt on
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  14. At St.John the Baptist, Royston we’re kicking off with an Ascension Day breakfast from 7.30am, and in the evening a sung Eucharist at 8pm. Worship & prayer every morning in the Lady Chapel between 9-10am. Sunday 28th: Services as usual and ‘Prayer Spaces’ opens up in the evening. Tuesday 30th: Prayer and worship 8pm. Thursday 1st June: CHILDREN’S ‘PRAYEROPLANE’ PARTY 2-3.30pm. Friday 2nd: ‘5@5’ Prayer & thanksgiving 4.45pm. Sunday 4th: Pentecost celebrations at all services including TEATIME PRAISE at 3.30pm.

    Rev'd Heidi Huntley on
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  15. St Martin’s Church, Knebworth will be setting up 8 Prayer Stations covering various prayer styles – including the ‘The Kingdom Come’ prayer card asking people to pray for 5 people to come to know Christ. This will all take place from Monday 22nd May to Sunday 4th June (see our website for times – We are encouraging our congregation to take part and particularly hope people in the local community will visit.

    Penny Paton, Church Administrator on
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  16. St James Thorley is encouraging our church family to join in the prayer. We have been giving away cords, for the bracelet with five knots, and cards for people to white the names of the 5 people they will be praying for. We are promoting the Beacon event.

    Chris Orme on
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  17. Holy Trinity is always open for prayer between 8am and 5pm. We will be hosting a Deanery celebration in the evening at which the wave of prayer will be launched. Parishioners have been asked to meet in groups of two or three once during the period and to pray for a few people by name. We are arranging to bring a group to the Abbey on the final evening.

    Vincent Oram on
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  18. St Catherine and St Paul’s Church in Hoddesdon will be hosting a prayer breakfast for the whole of the Cheshunt Deanery on Ascension Day morning. We will begin with Holy Communion at 8am, followed by breakfast and then an opportunity to pray between 9 and 10am. Please do come along and join us!

    Rev'd Rachel Pennant on
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  19. At All Saints’ Houghton Regis will join in this global wave of prayer by hosting a special event, The 40 Hours Prayer, between Friday 2nd and Sunday 4th June.
    All Saints’ Church will be open throughout this time, whilst people will take part in a great prayer relay before the Lord Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament.

    For more information contact visit

    Fr Diego Galanzino SMMS on
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  20. From 8am Monday 29th May until 7am Pentecost Sunday. St Mary’s Church Eaton Socon will be open 24 hours each day for prayer. Each day being divided into 24 one hour slots. There will be twelve prayer stations set up around the church including one for families and children. We will be celebrating with a breakfast on Pentecost morning. Last year we only had three hour slots that were not filled. This year we will be inviting two of the Free churches in St. Neots to join us.

    Barbara Jarvis prayer ministry co-ordinator on
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