Thy Kingdom Come
Ecumenical Beacon event
with 3 Presidents of CTE
Methodist Central Hall in Westminster, on the evening of Pentecost Sunday 20th May 2018, was the venue for an ecumenical Beacon event of Thy Kingdom Come. It was hosted by Methodist Central Hall and the acting Superintendent Minister, Revd Tony Miles. Present was the President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Loraine Mellor, and the Secretary of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Canon Gareth Powell,
The main speaker was the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, one of the six Presidents of Churches Together in England. The Archbishop, alongside the Archbishop of York, has been the lead for the international call to prayer between 10th May and Pentecost Sunday 20th May 2018.
1000 people were present, praying with 2 other CTE Presidents: Pastor Agu of Jesus House, who is the Pentecostal President, who led the prayers, and Revd Dr Hugh Osgood, Moderator of the Free Churches Group, who read from Scripture Acts 2: 1-21, about receiving the Holy Spirit. This Pentecost prayer was the theme of the music from the Gospel Choir from Jesus House, and the singer Pete James who sang a new song 'Your Kingdom Come'.
You can watch the the ecumenical Beacon event from the live stream that was watched by 35,000 people and the video still available here. The service was one of many thousand held in all parts of the UK and in over 85 countries around the world. The intention of the prayer was particularly for evangelisation and for individuals to pray for friends and colleagues to come to be followers of Jesus. The resources produced for that purpose are still still available from the website Thy Kingdom Come.