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Ely Cathedral are joining in with the global wave of prayer as part of 'Thy Kingdom Come' from 25 May - 4 June.
Last year more than 100,000 Christians of all denominations joined with the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to pray during the 10 days between Ascension and Pentecost. This year, even more are expected to participate between 25 May and 4 June.

Archbishop Justin Welby says: "Jesus prayed at the Last Supper that we, those who follow him, might 'be one that the world might believe'. We are invited to make a lasting difference in our nations and in our world, by responding to his call to find a deep unity of purpose in prayer." Archbishop John Sentamu said "Remember, whilst the big events are fantastic, Thy Kingdom Come is really about being part of a movement of prayer - so small is beautiful, for Jesus says 'where two or three gather together in my name...' "

In the daily round of prayer and worship at Ely Cathedral, special prayers will be said as part of Thy Kingdom Come Week with particular intentions that more people will come to know, and learn about, Jesus Christ. In the midst of this busy and thriving place morning prayer is said daily at 7.30am followed by the Eucharist at 8am and at the end of every day we invite you to join us for Evensong which is sung daily at 5.30pm.

This special week of prayer begins on Thursday 25 May with a Sung Eucharist for Ascension Day lead by the Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers. At 8pm on Wednesday 31 May, the exquisite, and rarely accessible, Prior Crauden's Chapel will be open for contemplative prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. The beautiful little Chapel in the Cathedral grounds is designated as a 'small pilgrim place' and seats around 25 people (accessed by a small set of winding stairs).

The week of prayer concludes on Sunday 4 June, the feast of Pentecost with an All-age Eucharist at 10.30am, with Canon Jessica Martin leading an interactive sermon. Later that day there will be a service of Festal Evensong for Pentecost followed by and a lively service with contemporary music, 'Pentecost Praise' where people will be taking the next step on their journey of faith through baptism and confirmation. The service will be lead by Bishop David Thomson. All are Welcome.

Come to worship with us and join in with this global wave of prayer.