St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes

Thy Kingdom Come 2021

In the days between the ascension of Jesus and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost the disciples gathered to pray.  Ever since, this time of year has been observed by the church as a special season of intercessory prayer. Thy Kingdom Come is an annual international call to prayer, that many may come to know Jesus. 

This year it runs from Ascension Thursday 13th May until Pentecost Sunday 23rd May.

You can find all sorts of helpful resources here:

The Diocese are marking Thy Kingdom Come with two interactive activities:

1) Morning Prayer
Our senior clergy warmly invite you to join them in Morning Prayer every day on Facebook at 8.30am. You can pray along using the liturgy and prayers found in the TKC booklet.

2) A 24/10 prayer vigil
We would love Christians across the diocese to sign up for an hour slot in our virtual prayer room, so that we can continuously pray 24 hours a day, for 10 days. 
You could use the hour to go on a prayer walk, or use our prayer guide to break up the time. 

Find out more and book your slot

Here at St Edmund's Church there are opportunities to join together in prayer in these days either in person or online.

Everyday at 5 pm (except Friday)  join in Evening Prayer on Zoom. You can either just click this link. Or join using the Meeting ID: 796 5024 2062   Password: 6eUY2W  It’s fine to just tune in and listen but if you want to take part you will find it easier to download this brilliant app which gives you all the day’s readings and prayer in one place.

Wednesday 12th 

Morning prayer in church 9 am

Beating the Bounds by Bike 6:30 pm.  We cycle the parish boundary praying for all who live and work here.

Thursday 13th Ascension Day 

Eucharist at 8 pm in church

Friday 14th 9:00 - 9:15pm.  BowDown in church and online.  We will gather to pray, say the Lord's Prayer and light a candle.


Pray for Five people you know, who do not yet think of themselves as Christians, that they would come to faith in Jesus this year.

Watch the wrap up video from last year...