Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Light up Bradford in Prayer

We are inviting you to join in to help Light Up The World. Taking place over ten days from Ascension Day Christians around the world are praying for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.

Shine your light by pledging to pray today:


Our Thy Kingdom Come events

Ascension Day Eucharist
Thursday 30th May • 7pm • Free

This Annual Eucharist is a particular opportunity for churches, across the district, to gather to celebrate one of the major Christian Festivals. This year we are pleased to welcome the Bishop of Bradford, the Rt. Revd. Toby Howarth to preach and a specially configured music group to lead our worship. This service also launches the ten days of prayer, Thy Kingdom Come.

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Thy Kingdom Come
From Thursday 30th May until Sunday 9th June • All day • Free

As part of this international and ecumenical initiative, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, we will create Prayer Spaces for each of the following seven areas of activity across the City and District: Education, Health, Government/Politics, Media, Arts & Sport, Economics, Family, Faiths. These spaces are open when the Cathedral is open and bookable for groups in the evenings.

There will be specific prayer sessions from 7-9pm on Sunday 2nd June - Thursday 6th June, as well as the 24 Hours of Prayer event, details below.


24 Hours of Prayer
From 7pm on Friday 7th June for 24 hours

24 Hours of Prayer

Please join us as we pray together for the city of Bradford. Over 24 hours we will be praying around different sectors and themes that are part of the life of our city.

Friday 7th June

19.00 - 21.00 Prayer and Praise Celebration
21.00 - 22.00 Prayer for Young People led by Young People
22.00 - 23.00 Arts and Media
23.00 - 01.00 Late Night Contemplative Worship

Saturday 8th June

01.00 - 07.00 Night Watch - Prayer through the night with Prayer Stations
07.00 - 08.00 Morning Prayer with Breakfast
08.00 - 09.00 Church and Christian Leaders
09.00 - 10.00 Poverty and Social Justice
10.00 - 11.00 Education
11.00 - 12.00 Business and Finance
12.00 - 13.00 Health and the NHS
13.00 - 14.00 Prayer Walk around the City Centre
14.00 - 15.00 Police and Criminal Justice
15.00 - 16.00 Politics and Local Government
16.00 - 17.00 University, students and international students
17.00 - 18.00 Prayer for people of other faiths
18:00 - 19:00 Prayer and Praise

Please come along when you can and stay for as little or as long as you can. You don’t have to stay for a full hour session. Children looked after by parents are welcome at any time. For access during the night please come to the Stott Hill entrance.