Thy Kingdom Come

10th May 2018 - 20th May 2018 Event Type: Festival

Join us for Thy Kingdom Come 2018, an ecumenical global wave of prayer encouraging Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost (10 May – 20 May) for more people to know Jesus Christ.

Thursday 10 May – Saturday 19 May


Churches of all traditions and denominations across Hampshire are participating in a Novena – a focus of nine days of prayer between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Prayer events will be held at Winchester Cathedral and churches throughout the region from Ascension Day (10 May) to Pentecost (20 May) so there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved.

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Saturday 19 May, 12noon – 5.00pm


Everyone is welcome to join us at Winchester Cathedral as we celebrate the marriage of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Watch the wedding ceremony in style on the big screen in the majestic Nave of Winchester Cathedral from 12noon – 1.00pm, before the celebrations continue in the Outer Close from 1.00pm – 5.00pm with entertainment for all the family.

Enjoy Morris Dancing, a Bouncy Cathedral and family fun activities throughout the afternoon. To complete the Festival atmosphere, local churches will be on-site with pop-up tents, charity stalls and the opportunity to write your own prayer for Harry and Meghan on bunting to celebrate this special occasion.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnics to enjoy in the historic Outer Close and street food will be available on-site from the Cathedral Refectory.

Prayer stations will also be available around the Cathedral, along with quiet spaces for reflection and prayer throughout the day.

Free tickets for the screening of the Royal Wedding will be available soon.

Sunday 20 May, 7.30pm


With Cathedrals around the world this service brings Christians together of all ages and different churches across the region to worship the risen and ascended Jesus, to pray the prayer of Pentecost ‘Come Holy Spirit', and pray that others will come to know Jesus Christ. The evening will be hosted by Churches Together in Winchester demonstrating our commitment as all God’s people from different churches being united in God’s mission.

Free tickets are available online from the Cathedral Box Office.

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