Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global wave of prayer from Ascension to Pentecost (May 30th - June 9th 2019)

In the Diocese of Rochester we encourage every church and church member to take part.

Take a look at our Prayer Events Calendar - over 400 events so far. Go along to an event, pray for an event, just take part!


'Come and See' -  Beacon event 

Bring a friend, a picnic, a rug/fold-up chair and join the mega-picnic in Rochester Cathedral’s 900-year old nave as a part of a celebration for Thy Kingdom Come in Rochester Diocese

Activities for all ages, including:

  • Singing workshops

  • Labyrinth

  • Prayer ministry

  • Bell ringing

  • Prayer with icons

  • Puppets

  • ‘Be a monk’ tours

There will be displays and prayer stations from all 17 deaneries of Rochester Diocese and many diocesan schools

The day will conclude with an informal act of worship at 3pm and the preacher will be The Rt Revd Simon Burton-Jones, Bishop of Tonbridge

Join in  - take a look at our prayer event calendar

Last year over 300 events and meetings took place across the Diocese, from 24-7 Prayer Rooms to prayer meetings in peoples homes, from dropping prayer postcards to a whole village, to churches open for prayer.

This year we have even more events taking place.

You can view the latest version here - pray for these events or why no go along?


Some fantastic resources are available to help you take part in Thy Kingdom Come - indeed to help you with prayer throughout the year. They include

  • Novena – a booklet designed for nine days of prayer, including art, a Bible passage and prayer each day.
  • Prayer Journal – aimed at teens and adults.
  • Family Adventure Prayer Map and stickers.  Nationally, the vision is offer this to every child in Years 4, 5 and 6 in every Church of England school, as well as children in our church communities.

More information about these and other resources for Thy Kingdom Come is available at

Commit to pray

Why not commit to praying with others around the Diocese, where ever you are, for the successful preparations of Thy Kingdom?

Offer a prayer every Tuesday at 5pm – if you’re active on social media, why not let people know what you are doing by using the hashtag #TKCTuesday.

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