This year CTiW’s Ecumenical Pentecost Service took place at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Sunday 9 June 2019 at 6.30pm. The service included Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir and the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields reflecting on Pentecost through traditional choral, and gospel, music. For poster please click here: CTiW Pentecost Service poster. This service was timed to follow on from the Thy Kingdom Come Beacon event on Trafalgar Square also on 9 June.
Thy Kingdom Come encourages and equips Christians across the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for friends, family, and colleagues who don’t yet know Jesus Christ that they would come to know him and his perfect love, and that his Spirit would come and empower us in our witness. Thy Kingdom Come Beacon events are often at the climax of the 11 days of prayer – with Cathedrals and churches all around the UK and the world being filled with Christians of multiple denominations and traditions, joining together to pray and worship.
This year a Beacon event was being held in one of the UK’s most iconic public spaces – Trafalgar Square. Thousands of Christians gathered in the square throughout the day to pray, asking the Holy Spirit to come and empower them in their witness. From 12pm-4pm a real joyful, festival vibe, with a huge variety of live music, workshops, seminars, dance, spoken word, collective works of art, storytelling, face painting, and of course continual opportunities to pray and worship together. From 4pm to 6pm there was a service featuring leaders from numerous denominations. Matt Redman led sung worship. The Kingdom Choir performed. Archbishop Justin Welby spoke, as well as leading a time of anointing with oil for those present who wished to be anointed.
Here is the promo for the Trafalgar Square Beacon event: https://vimeo.com/user17292630/review/332208159/211ba376a9. CTiW supports Thy Kingdom Come and the Trafalgar Square Beacon event.