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Trafalgar Square set to be taken over with prayer and worship for Pentecost Sunday

Wed 10 Apr 2019
By Marcus Jones

London's Trafalgar Square is set to host a huge gathering of Christians celebrating Pentecost on 9th June.

The event will be the climax of this year's Thy Kingdom Come campaign which calls on believers to commit to praying for 5 people that they would come to know Jesus.

Those attending will be led in worship by Grammy winning Matt Redman and the Kingdom Choir - made famous through their performance at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

 

The service will include contributions from leaders from a host of different denominations including Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, Archbishop Angaelos, General Bishop in the UK of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally.

Speaking to Premier, spokesperson for the event Lisa Mainwaring, said: "It's probably one of the most iconic public spaces in the UK and it's going to be set apart for Christians to pray for, and wait on the empowering of the Holy Spirit.

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"What we're hoping is that Trafalgar Square will be transformed into a joyful family celebration and service.

"And the day is going to be packed full of festivities, really. We've got live performances, there will be prayer workshops, children's activities, dance, praise and worship, arts and crafts, spoken word. The food carts open at 12pm, so get there early for popular vendors."

 

Date: Pentecost Sunday, 9th June 2019

Where: Trafalgar Square, London

When: 12-6pm

  • o Family fun: 12-4pm  Children’s activities (incl.storytelling, balloon artists, street performers, crafts, face painting), dance, music, food and prayer workshops
  • o Pentecost service: 4-6pm - praise, worship, witness, word and prayer

The event, which will take place on Sunday 9 June, will be open to everyone.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: “It is very exciting to be doing the London Beacon event this year at Trafalgar Square. It is going to be a joy filled celebration to mark Pentecost for all the family and we invite everyone to take part”.

Go to www.thykingdomcome.global/trafalgarsquare to register your interest & to keep abreast of the line-up of acts and performers.

Click here to listen to Premier's Marcus Jones speaking with Lisa Mainwaring:

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