Initially call to prayer from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Anglican Communion in 2016, Thy Kingdom Come has since mushroomed into a movement gathering Christians from 65 different denominations and traditions, in 172 nations worldwide.
The campaign, characterised by its mass gatherings and outdoor celebrations was radically revamped due to Covid-19, with many Christians this year, participating in their homes.
Last year, Thy Kingdom Come, held celebrations in Trafalgar Square bringing together nearly 10,000 Christians to celebrate Pentecost, which also included worship from Matt Redman, Pete James and Sounds of New Wine.
Speaking of the special collaboration, for Pentecost Sunday, Emma Buchan, the Thy Kingdom Come project director, said:
“One of the privileges of working on Thy Kingdom Come is seeing people unite in prayer and worship across denominations, generations and walks of life. This prayerful hymn, Amazing Grace, led by Matt Redman demonstrates this beautifully.”
Worship leader, Matt Redman, said:
“I love that we’re making the most of this physical distancing moment, and coming up with new ways to connect, and to worship together. This ‘Amazing Grace’ hymn video is a lovely example of this - and it was so special to be a part of. Lots of different voices, from lots of different places and walks of life - but one heart and one song! I hugely applaud all that Archbishop Justin and his team are doing through Thy Kingdom Come - it’s become a fantastic part of the annual rhythm of the UK church - and it’s such a joy again to be a part of.”
Choir Director, Lawrence LJ Johnson, from Sounds of New Wine, said:
“SONW are excited with being involved in such a monumental event that bring us all together with one voice, one Heart & one vision.”
Richard, a L’Arche community member, said:
“At L’Arche we believe everyone, with or without learning disabilities, can contribute, enrich and inspire our world. Community member Richard said: ‘It was exciting to be involved in this project. The words of Amazing Grace are so uplifting! Thank you for inviting us to take part in this project.”
The service will broadcast at 9am on Pentecost Sunday, 31st May, on the Church of England’s Facebook page.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Audio track from the song can be found here
To find out more about Thy Kingdom Come visit www.ThyKingdomCome.global
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