‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is a global prayer movement inviting individuals, churches and communities around the world to pray between Thursday 10 May (Jesus’ Ascension) to Sunday 20 May (Pentecost). Here at St Stephen’s, we are joining in for the whole eleven days and would love everyone to get involved. Whether you attend the church or not, there are plenty of ways to interact.

To get inspired checkout the ‘What do we mean when we pray Thy Kingdom Come?’ video interview series with Archbishop Justin Welby or the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ video resources.

There are two great events that we are attending at the beginning and end of the eleven days, for all to come and join in with.


We are joining with churches across West London to kick-off the Archbishop’s Thy Kingdom Come initiative at St Paul’s Hammersmith (W6 9PJ) from 7pm on Thursday 10 May. They will be hosting a night of prophetic prayer, worship and encounter as we pray and work towards the evangelisation and outpouring of the Spirit in West London.

Led by Bill Cahusac (Emmaus Road Church & 24/7 Prayer) and hosted by Mark Ruoff and a band from participating churches, we would love as many people as possible to join us. There are no formal ‘group’ travel arrangements but we will see you there!


As we approach Pentecost Sunday ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, as an eleven day global initiative, will be coming to an end. To celebrate this global call to prayer St Paul’s Cathedral will be hosting a Beacon Event on Saturday 19 May from 7.30pm, which is an evening of sung worship, powerful prayer and inspirational teaching. So, come and join us as we join hundreds, if not thousands, beneath the dome of the Cathedral.

The event is free but to help manage numbers attending the event you need to book a ticket.

– Book your ticket here –


Travel Plans:

We’ll be meeting at Richmond Station to travel to Waterloo and then will get the boat across the Thames to Blackfriars Bridge, finishing with the short walk to St Paul’s Cathedral.

Read on to see the three ways in which you, your family or your friends can get involved with ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ at St Stephen’s, and pray for revival!


The Prayer Chapel, as always, is available for individuals and groups to book for private prayer sessions. It will be set up to reflect the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ theme and will have some practical aids set up to help us pray. To book a session anytime, including during Thursday 10 May and Sunday 20 May, click here>>


For those who like a nice morning stroll, each morning at 8am between Thursday 10 May and Sunday 20 May we will be meeting outside the Prayer Chapel for a morning prayer walk around parts of the local parish. Why not join us for some (or even all) of those mornings – feel free to bring your dog if you need an excuse!


If you’re looking for ways to use personal times of prayer to join in or aren’t able to get along to the prayer chapel or prayer walks, then this is the one for you! Between Thursday 10 May and Sunday 20 May we will be sending a daily encouragement, which we hope will help focus your prayers. To receive the daily encouragement texts during the period of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, sign-up here

Please note that you will need to provide a valid mobile number before Thursday 10 May to receive the texts.