Thy Kingdom Come

A Season of Prayer: Ascension to Pentecost

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. Since its start in May 2016, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

At Great St Mary's we're taking part in Thy Kingdom Come in many ways, including 


Walking Prayers: A Parish Pilgrimage

Join us as we pray for town, gown, and the world, with 10 virtual prayer stations across our parish.

You can follow our pilgrimage route through Google maps, using the embeded map below or by going to this link.



13 May

We have two special services for the Feast of the Ascension, the day when the Church celebrates Christ's return to heaven after his resurrection. 

  • At 7.45am, tune in to to listen to a livestream of our choir singing from the top of our tower at Great St Mary's

  • At 12.30pm, join us in church (or watch our Facebook livestream) for a spoken service of Holy Communion, for the Feast of the Ascension


Midday prayer

12 Noon from Ascension to Pentecost

At 12 noon each day, tune in to or to listen a special prayer for #ThyKingdomCome, led by different members of the Great St Mary's Community



23 May at 8am, 10.30am, and 5pm

On Pentecost, the 'birthday' of the Church, join us in person or online for one of our very special services:

  • 8am Spoken BCP Holy Communiobn

  • 10.30am University Sermon with the Archbishop of Canterbury (livestream only)

  • 5pm Choral Eucharist for Pentecost (livestreamed and in church)

5pm Eucharist Order of Service
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