Diocese of Portsmouth

Thy Kingdom Come: The Big Prayer Picnic


Start date
9 Jun 2019, 1 p.m.
End date
9 Jun 2019, 4 p.m.
Location
Portchester Castle, Castle Street, Portchester, Fareham PO16 9QW
Portsmouth
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Thy Kingdom Come is a global initiative that unites Christians from denominations across the world for 10 days of prayer. The focus of those prayers is for God to use us to evangelise to those who we live, work, study and volunteer alongside. We’ll be joining with churchgoers from other denominations locally for prayer events between Ascension Day (May 30) and Pentecost Sunday (June 9).For details of prayer events across this area, click here.

Concluding the 10 days of prayer will be The Big Prayer Picnic – an open-air ecumenical beacon prayer, worship and celebration, calling churches together from the whole of south-east Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We’ll join together for a Picnic and Prayer event in the grounds of the iconic Portchester Castle, on Pentecost Sunday, June 9th. The schedule is as follows:

  • 1pm to 2:30pm:  The big prayer picnic with fun for families and a variety of prayer tents to visit.
  • 2:30pm to 4pm: The main prayer and worship event drawing us all together as one.

Come from your morning Pentecost service to join with many churches from all over Portsmouth diocese to eat, pray and worship.

There will be parking for up to 1,000 cars in a nearby field bordering the castle. Catering for those that haven’t brought a picnic will be provided by St Mary’s Church tea room, and proceeds from their sales will go towards the church’s building fund.

If you have a question about this event, do check our list of frequently-asked questions to see if it has already been addressed. If not, do contact us here.