Thy Kingdom Come 2019 – Join us as Winchester Prays and Worships this Pentecost

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Join us for Thy Kingdom Come 2019, a global, ecumenical wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost (Thursday 30th May – Sunday 9th June) for more people to know Jesus Christ.

Prayer Novena – Thursday 30 May – Saturday 8 June

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. Winchester churches are playing their part. Pray at home or come to one of these events, open to all across the city.

  • Winchester Cathedral

Prayer stations will be set up in the Cathedral’s Lady Chapel for private or communal prayer whenever the Cathedral is open from Thursday 30 May – Saturday 8 June.

  • St Peter’s Catholic Church, Jewry Street

Start the day with Holy Hour and Morning Prayer in the presence of the Lord. Join us for a few minutes or the full hour of prayer, music, psalms, scripture and meditation.

Thursday 30 May – Saturday 1 June and Monday 3 – Friday 7 June: 8-9am

Sunday 2 June: 5-6pm           Saturday 8 June: 8-9am and 7.30-10pm

  • Weeke & North Winchester churches

Each of the three churches in Weeke will offer opportunities to pray in an outdoor gazebo from 2-4pm and hold a prayer meeting in the church from 7.30-8.30pm

Tuesday 4 June – St Barnabas Church, Fromond Road

Wednesday 5 June – North Winchester Community Church, Weeke Community Centre

Thursday 6 June – Wesley Methodist Church, Fromond Road

  • The Buttercross, High Street

Bow Down is a special event on Thursday 6 June, which will see Christians kneel and pray for our communities, our city, region and nation. We will pray for 15 minutes from 9pm, as the sun goes down, lighting torches and phone lights for the final few minutes as a symbol of light in our city.

Everyone is welcome to meet at the Buttercross at 8.45pm to pray from 9pm. Please bring something to kneel or sit on and a torch or phone light. So we can ensure we have enough room, please use the registration link here if you are definitely coming or if you are planning to bring a group.

Sunday 9 June – Beacon Service, Winchester Cathedral

Thy Kingdom Come congregation in cathedralThe Novena culminates in the Beacon Service on Pentecost Sunday, 9 June at Winchester Cathedral.

We invite Christians of all denominations to unite and worship the risen and ascended Jesus, pray the Pentecost prayer ‘Come Holy Spirit’ and pray that others will come to know Jesus Christ.

The speaker this year is Amy Orr-Ewing.

Doors open: 6.30pm    Worship: 7pm      Service: 7.30-9pm

This is a standing service, but seating will be made available for those who prefer not to stand; precedence will be given to those who need it most.


Tickets are not required for this event but please make sure to express an interest in this event on the Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Service 2019 Facebook event in case arrangements need to be made for high volumes of worshippers.

For information about Prayer Novena across the region please visit: 

For further resources for Prayer Novena please visit:

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