Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join. The wave of prayer will start in May and run for 10 days between the Christian festivals of Ascension and Pentecost.

For the last three years in May, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York invited people to join a wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost. This is traditionally a time when the church focuses on prayer, just as the first disciples gathered after they had watched Jesus ascend into heaven, it says in Acts 1.14 “They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus…” The response was overwhelming as hundreds of thousands joined in from churches of many denominations and different traditions around the UK and across the world.

#TKC Melbourne Beacon Event • 4pm Sun 23 May 2021

A digital Beacon Event will be streamed from St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, on Sunday, 23 May, at 4pm (AEST) with participants from churches across Melbourne and Geelong as well as other virtual activities. Bishop Genieve Blackwell will be the preacher.

Children’s Activity Sheets

In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.


It’s not complicated – we’re simply asking people to pray in whatever way they want and with whoever they want for others to come to know Jesus Christ.

Prayer is the heartbeat of the Church. Asking God ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ in our time is a simple act that each of us can share. I believe that when we all share in intentional sustained prayer God will transform us, and the world we live in.


Our aims are:

  • For people to pray with God’s world-wide family from 13 May – 23 May: individually, as a family or as part of a church, and together as a diocesan family at an Online Beacon Event at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday, 23 May, 4pm (AEST)
  •  For people to be transformed through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ

I encourage churches across our Diocese to share in praying for people to know and love Jesus Christ. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ provides simple, creative resources that each of us can share in – at home, in our parishes, schools and agencies. Join us in praying – in your places of ministry, and at the Beacon Event at St Paul’s, and be refreshed by the Holy Spirit.



In this section of the St Paul’s Cathedral website you can find resources. There also resources available on the Thy Kingdom Come Global website here.

Other Resources for you and your church

A map of the world lit up by prayer

Help my Church Pray

Resources for Thy Kingdom Come 2021 – 13-21 May 2021 Liturgical Resources Prayer and Worship resources for your church. An order of service for Morning and Evening Prayer during Thy Kingdom Come – can be used at church or in the home. You can also check out these Bright Ideas for additional prayer activities in…