Thy Kingdom Come

We are joining this global prayer initiative and have several events planned between 17th May and 31st May 2020. You can see our programme here.

We hope the resources on this page will help you as we pray and worship through this time.

For more information on the initiative, and ideas as to how you can get involved, visit


Bishop Emma has recorded a special sermon for Pentecost.

You can watch and listen here, and download a transcript here. Why not print the transcript for someone who does not have internet access? Please note the recorded sermon is a large file and may take some time to download.

Grasmoor Mission Community Events

24-hour Continuous prayer:

From 10am Thursday 28th May to 10am Friday 29th May we will be having 24-hour continuous prayer. You can pray where you are, but please do sign up for a slot, if you are able to. It will be hugely encouraging to see this area covered in continuous prayer! You can sign up here. If you are having difficulties please do get in touch with We hope non-internet users will also be able to take part. Can you help by signing up for them?

There are led services live on Facebook throughout the day:

10am Godfrey Butland; 2pm Barbara Robinson; 6pm Adrian Thompson; 8.15 (Night Prayer) Stuart Hoddinott; 10pm Stuart Hoddinott
Friday: 2am Diana Green; 6am Sue Cole; 10am Adrian Thompson

Virtual Retreat:

On the 21st May we held our virtual retreat day. The orders of service for the day, and Godfrey's reflections and actions can still be found here for you to use anytime

Session One: Prayer During the Day;

Session Two: Thy Kingdom Come daily prayer

Session Three: Bishop James

Session Four: Evening prayer

Prayer Resources

There are many different ways to pray, but we have gathered together some resources which may help you. Feel free to use these as you wish, or send them on to friends and family.

A clickable list of daily podcasts from Tom Wright The Rt Revd Professor N.T. Wright is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, and a former Bishop of Durham

A form of prayer to be used daily between Ascension Day and Pentecost.

Prayer and personal reflections.

A printable Prayer Journal.

More prayer resources for Thy Kingdom Come can be found here:

There are many different resources available to purchase here:

Cumbria wide events

As well as our local Grasmoor Mission Community events there will be a range of Cumbria wide events, with which we can get involved! More information will be added here as we get it, so keep checking back!

  • Thursday 21st May, 2pm. Bishop James will broadcast a new Facebook Live reflection, which will in part consider the county’s ecumenical Vision Refresh. You can watch it here. This will be incorporated into our Virtual Retreat day.
  • Thursday 28th May. Bishop Emma will offer a special filmed reflection and sermon based around Acts 2. The film will be posted to the Diocese of Carlisle’s YouTube channel. A transcript of Bishop Emma’s sermon will also be uploaded to the diocesan website.
  • Saturday 30th May, 10am - Sunday 31st May, 10am. A 24 hour ecumenical prayer event is planned across Cumbria. Individuals and groups will be invited to sign up for prayer slots to maintain a wave of prayer throughout the county. You can sign up here
  • Sunday 31st May, 7pm. Bishop James and Bishop Emma will come together for a joint Facebook Live broadcast. This will provide an opportunity for both bishops to offer up prayers for our county at this time, as well as to reflect on and hear how churches are coping and reaching out during the coronavirus whilst chatting more about the Vision Refresh. The interactive session is due to last for 30 minutes and people can post prayer requests and questions here (prior to the event) as well as on the evening via the Facebook comments section.


Thy Kingdom Come hymn

This year there is a new anthem for Thy Kingdom Come, sung by worship leader, Pete James.

This song, Thy Kingdom Come, is set to the melody of Tell Out My Soul and we pray this song is a blessing to churches in this season.

Family Resources

Prayer is definitely not just for the 'grown ups'! Thy Kingdom Come have also produced several resources for children and families to use together. They even have a Digital Family Prayer Adventure Map! Some resources are for printing out at home, and some are digital. Why not explore and see what you can find.