Young adults from across Leeds and beyond came together at Holy Trinity, Boar Lane, Leeds to celebrate Thy Kingdom Come with Archbishop John Sentamu. The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu who began ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ three years ago, led an evening of prayer and shared his own experiences of cultivating a relationship with God and of helping others to experience the same for themselves.
Thy Kingdom Come began as a simple invitation to prayer by the Archbishops of York and Canterbury in 2016 and has since blossomed into a global movement, bringing together thousands of Christians across the world to pray for more people to come to know the love of Jesus Christ during the period from Ascension to Pentecost – which this year is from May 10 until May 20.
Dr John Sentamu led a contemporary and informal event, which included sung worship and testimony conversations. Those in attendance also had the opportunity to respond by receiving prayer and having conversations about God's calling on their lives.
As well as this event with the Archbishop, the Leeds city centre Anglican churches, St George’s, Riverside and Leeds Minster, are joining together for a week of special Thy Kingdom Come events. These range from traditional mass and benediction, to a prayer walk around the City of Leeds, from youth space to prayer for faith in Leeds Schools, and all are based at Holy Trinity Boar Lane next to the Trinity Shopping Centre.
In addition to the many events planned during Thy Kingdom Come, Holy Trinity Boar Lane will be open daily from 8am-5pm as a prayer space throughout Thy Kingdom Come (Mon 14-Sat 19 May) – all are welcome.
For more information about vocations in the Church of England, please visit: https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/vocations