News: Thy Kingdom Come 20 May 2018

Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Festival

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In culmination of the Thy Kingdom Come prayer movement Guildford Cathedral will be transformed into a beacon of prayer and worship as we gather with our brothers and sisters in Christ and, as one, pray for people to know Jesus Christ.

What's Planned?

There's plenty going on - join us for as much as you want!

16:00 - Taizé Worship

17:00 -  19:00 - Dedicated Prayer Stations

17:00 - Messy Church in the Chapter House

19:00 - Contemporary Worship

20:00 - Close

Attending the Festival

Book your place at the Prayer Festival

If you plan on coming to the Prayer Festival please complete the form.


There will be FREE parking in the University Surrey Car Parks - view a map of the free parking locations.(PDF)

Parking at the cathedral is strictly reserved for blue badge holders.

It will be possible to drop people off at the cathedral for those with limited mobility.

If you have any further access requirements please contact Sarah Hutton (


What represents the people of God in your place? A selfie of your church or small group?

Please bring along a picture, a photo, a collage, a piece of 2D art work (minimum A4 size. Maximum A2) to represent your Christian community.


Volunteer Welcomers and Stewards are required for the Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Festival. If you would like to give some time during the afternoon to be involved in welcoming and stewarding please register through Sign Up Genius.

Prayer Stations

Prayer Stations confirmed so far include:

  • Hopeweavers
  • Eden people
  • The Red Rope
  • Healing Guildford & Sound Portraits
  • Glimpses of the Kingdom – Jane Whittington
  • Messy Church in the Chapter House
  • A taste of Orthodoxy – Coptic Church
  • Pilgrimage- Methodist Church
  • Praying with the Holy Land
  • Praying the lord’s Prayer – Jane Hulme
  • Gambian Prayer Space – All Saints School,Fleet
  • Weaving our prayers together - Common Ground
  • Where your treasure is – Julie Gittoes
  • Holy Spirit Bar – come and drink…….
  • Love and marriage

Plus! + Guildford Cathedral Choir, Guildford Gospel Choir, Manna Ministries, MbM Gospel Choir.

Accessibility and Drop Off

Parking is limited for an event like this so the following plans have been put in place:

There will be parking for all Blue Badge holders on the cathedral site.

If you are coming by coach then drop off may be at the top of Stag Hill in front of the cathedral. Please let us know if you are planning a coach by emailing and

The walk from the Surrey University Car Parks is about 10 minutes. For those who would find this too much then drop off is possible outside the cathedral with the driver parking their car in the University car park.


Seasons is providing BBQ style food at good prices with food and drinks available outside the cathedral and inside the restaurant - there will also be an ice cream van! Or you may wish to bring your own picnic and rug!


It was great to see so many people walk last year from their parishes. Why not walk from your parish or somewhere a little nearer?

Pilgrims who walk may register their walk, El Camino style, at the Festival Control when they arrive.

Added Monday 26th March 2018