St Mary's Church, Marshalswick

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Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come

Our theme for 2021:  “How are you praying?”

This year the ecumenical Thy Kingdom Come Planning Group for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire has worked with lay and clergy contributors from across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire to inspire people to pray together, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.   Churches Together in St Albans are hosting a 24 hour prayer vigil on 21-22 May - scroll down for more details

There is a new song for 2021 Thy Kingdom Come  (to the tune for Abide with me). 

There are also free downloadableprintable resources available online from  These include prayer journals, a Novena, many videos and prayers as well as a Family Adventure Prayer Map.  There is also a new video series Cheeky Pandas for small children.

This year we are asking you to share with us the answer to the question “How are you praying?” and local people will be sharing the riches of how they pray and serve others in a number of different ways:

Short daily prayers and thoughts from regional church leaders from across the traditions.   
Link to the schedule of prayers and videos

Short prayers and reflections prepared by local people and families from across the traditions

Join in to Pray Thy Kingdom Comes

Come Together Online To Pray Thy Kingdom Come  – an Online Service of Prayer
 19th May at 7.30pm   -  All are welcome to join in prayer online.

In an event facilitated by Rev. Dr David Chapman, Chair of the Methodist District there will be a short service of prayer led by Bishop Paul McAleenan of the Catholic Diocese of Westminster with the support by the Venerable Dave Middlebrook, Archdeacon of Bedford and Dr Lynn Bassett.

Following the short service there will be a time of open prayer.  Please do join us! Book online to get details of how to join in.

Churches Together in St Albans
From 8.00pm Friday 21 May to 8.00pm Saturday 22 May -  24 hour prayer vigil  (done at home)

The time has been divided into 48 half hour slots, someone, somewhere will be praying.   Please volunteer to take care of a slot with the form - see bottom of this CTSA webpage -  24 hour prayer vigil      More than one church or person can take a slot.  You can pray anywhere  you like.  Most slots are taken just by people praying in private in their homes.  

Events will be accessible from Living God's Love at All Times and the Diocesan You Tube page .