Diocese of Portsmouth

Thy Kingdom Come 2020

Thy Kingdom Come

A Global Call to Prayer

“I cannot remember in my life anything that I’ve been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit.”

- Archbishop Justin Welby

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray during the 10 days between Ascension and Pentecost. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England, has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. We focus on praying for people to come to know Jesus Christ. The wave of prayer culminates with events on Pentecost Sunday around the world.

Thy Kingdom Come looked very different in 2020, but the focus on praying individually, in households, and as congregations (perhaps digitally) continued.

Pentecost Sunday celebration

Catch up again on our Pentecost Sunday celebration, which marked the end of Thy Kingdom Come 2020. It included worship and creative prayer from across the diocese, and details of the practical action that our churches and church schools have been taking to help share God’s love. Bishop Christopher also gave his reflection on Pentecost and Thy Kingdom Come.


(our local ecumenical Facebook page for churches in and around Portsmouth)