St. Mary's with St. Peter's

Bury St. Edmunds

Tel: 01284 754680

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.


The prayer for Thy Kingdom Come

Almighty God,
your ascended Son has sent us into the world
to preach the good news of your kingdom:
inspire us with your Spirit
and fill our hearts with the fire of your love,
that all who hear your Word
may be drawn to you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Prayer Room

The Crofts Lounge, Hyndman Centre, Hospital Road, IP33 3JT

 All events, unless otherwise specified, will take place in the Prayer Room. Warm, comfortable and stocked with coffee and creative resources, this will be a space where we can come into God’s presence and explore new ways to spend time with Him. If you visit the prayer room for a night shift during 24/7 prayer, please ring the doorbell to be let in, as the Centre will be locked from the inside.

What’s on in our parish?

Wednesday 24 May

5:30 to 8:30 pm : An Evening of Prayer – Launch event at the cathedral

Prayer stations, music and ten-minute acts of worship; drop in and out as you wish.

Thursday 25 May

7:30 pm: Ascension Day service (St Mary’s Church)

Friday 26 May

9 am: Morning prayers at St Mary’s

8-9 pm: 24/7 Prayer: the First Hour

No need to sign up for a slot – everyone is welcome to see in the 24 hours of prayer with an hour of sung worship and praise.

Saturday 27 May

7-8 pm: 24/7 Prayer: the Last Hour (Sung worship in the Prayer Room)

Monday 29 May

8 am: Creative prayer

Half an hour of prayer twice-daily, led by a small group from St Mary’s or St Peter’s. Feel free to linger in the Prayer Room afterwards.

8 pm: Creative prayer

Tuesday 30 May

8 am: Creative prayer

7 pm: Coffee and cake

An evening with Lesley, director of Montgomery Heights Christian Care Centre in Zimbabwe.

8 pm: Creative prayer led by Lesley

Wednesday 31 May

8 am: Creative prayer

8 pm: Creative prayer

Thursday 1 June

8 am: Creative prayer

8 pm: Creative prayer

Friday 2 June

9 am: Morning prayers at St Mary’s

7 pm: Parish Prayer Walk

Meeting in the car park of the Hyndman Centre, to pray for our local community.

For further details, speak to Malcolm, Nick or Laurence, who can put you in touch with a Thy Kingdom Come representative. Alternatively, visit for more resources or to pledge to pray.