Three thousand gather in Winchester for Pentecost

Winchester Cathedral hosted a celebratory event at the event of a period of sustained prayer and mission across the Diocese and across the UK as part of Thy Kingdom Come.

thykingdomcome Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby had called churches to a wave of prayer and mission at Pentecost and this culminated with five Cathedral celebrations in London, Canterbury, York, Coventry and in Winchester.

Bishop of Basingstoke David Williams was joined by 24-7 Prayer’s Carla Harding and worship leader Matt Redman at the Cathedral event and a mix of worship, prayer, baptisms and a call to mission inspired many of the thousands present.  You can see images of what went on in this excellent photo story from Winchester Diocese.

Excitingly, the event was preceded by concerted prayer across the region with many churches taking on seasons of continual 24-7 Prayer.  On the Cathedral green the Burn team hosted 48 hours of worship and prayer which was described by many as a deep and profound experience.

We’d love to hear from you if you held an event as part of Thy Kingdom Come.  What impact did it have?  What do you hope to do as a follow up?  You can email us at or Tweet us your stories @CTWinch.

You can find out more about the Winchester and other UK events at 24-7 Prayer’s website

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