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Archbishop to join thousands at Guildford's Beacon Event

04 June 2017 16:30

Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Event - Sunday 4 June 2017, 16:30-20:00 

EVENT UPDATE – The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will officially open Guildford Cathedral’s Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Event at 4.30pm on Sunday 4 June and join thousands – including our own Bishops of Guildford and Dorking - in prayer and praise. Don’t miss out. Book your FREE tickets now!

Come and gather on the day of Pentecost for a huge Beacon event at Guildford Cathedral for people of all ages and stages of life and faith. There are two events; you can come to either, or both, of these. The service in the cathedral is especially for young people - from secondary school age to college and uni students. Tickets to BOTH events are free of charge.

4.30-6.00pm Pilgrimage, Prayer and Food Festival

Pilgrimage – come on foot if you can or park in Surrey University car park (map link) Blue Badge holder parking on site only, coach drop off, aided by stewards, at the University entrance.

Prayer –  a whole host of churches from across the area are gathering to experience and engage in prayer through art and music, and across the traditions. Over 20 different ways to pray from the loud and exuberant to the quiet and reflective.

Groups coming include:

  • Psalm Drummers
  • Eden People
  • Epiphany – painting sound portraits
  • Flock – rap and poetry
  • Healing paintings
  • Coptic Church
  • Healing Guildford.
  • Manna Ministries
  • Labyrinth walk
  • Lectio Divina
  • Pyrography- burning wood prayers
  • Death Café
  • 24-7 Prayer
  • UCGrace dance

    Food – bring a picnic with something to sit on. Or buy from one of the BBQs, kids packed lunches, ice cream van or bar.

    Festival – fun and games with inflatables of all sorts, Gospel choir and dance to entertain. For all ages.

    6:30-8:00pm Pentecost Celebration Service

    In the ​cathedral hosted by  Bishop Jo Wells and Pete Grieg. Led by, for and with young people, this spirit filled service will be a culmination of 'Thy Kingdom Come' week of international prayer when we’ll gather to worship Jesus, be empowered by the Holy Spirit, and pray that others will come to know Him. Worship led by the Boileroom Ignite band.

    More details and FREE tickets

    And find out more about resources to help your church get engaged with Thy Kingdom Come in the run up to the FREE Beacon Event here. (Please note that some users have experienced issues opening this page in Google Chrome - you may find Internet Explorer or Firefox are more successful.)

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