‘Come and See’ – Who’s doing what and where for the Cathedral/Diocesan mission

Here’s a current list of the churches getting involved in ‘Come and See’, and what they are planning to do.


  • The mental health chaplain, Philip Evans, will be prayer walking around hospitals – once a day for six days and seven times on the seventh day – and would welcome others joining in to support him.



  • Service of prayer and worship for all in the Kettering deanery (including other denominations) on Monday 3rd June.











All Saints’ Braunston, Ashby St Ledgers, St Martin’s Welton

Praying the ‘Pray and See’ candle each Sunday

  • All churches are praying the ‘Pray and See’ candle each Sunday
  • Ascension Day service at Braunston on 30th May
  • All groups will be using the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ Daily Prayer booklet and Prayer Journal throughout.
  • Some are going to pray on a “Stay and Pray “ at home basis on Saturday alongside the Cathedral congregation at 5.30 pm
  • Some are going to pray for five people they know who do not yet know God’s inclusive, unconditional love. May Thy kingdom Come to them. Amen
  • Some are going to prayer for the Café Church at All Saints’ Braunston which meets monthly
  • Some are going to pray for the Café Churches held on 5th Sundays in the month at Welton and Ashby











All Saints’, Peterborough

  • Prayers are being said at All Saints for people to come to faith.

Benefice of Great Doddington and Wilby and Ecton: St Mary the Virgin Wilby, St Mary Magdalene Ecton, St Nicholas Great Doddington

  • 1st June: Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Event at St Mary’s Church, Wilby from 2 to 4pm with Prayer Stations, Quiet Space, Refreshments

Churches Together in Kettering and District

  • Ascension Day service at St Peter and St Paul, Kettering
  • Week of prayer from Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th June:
    • Monday 3rd June: Holy Trinity, Squires Hill, Rothwell, NN14 6BQ (7.30pm to 8.30pm)
    • Tuesday 4th June: Central Methodist Church, School Lane, Kettering, NN16 0DH (7.30pm to 8.30pm)
    • Wednesday 5th June: Christ the King, Deeble Road, Kettering, NN15 7AA (7.30pm to 8.30pm)
    • Thursday 6th June: The Salvation Army, 66 Rockingham Rd, Kettering, NN16 8JU (7.30pm to 8.30pm)
    • Friday 7th June: Open Door Church, 21 Montagu Street, Kettering, NN16 8XG (7.30pm to 8.30pm)
    • Sunday 9th June: ‘We Bow Down’ prayer and torchlight gathering at the Market Place at 8.45pm (organised by Central Vineyard). If anyone from churches within Kettering would like to volunteer for the Prayer Ministry Team, please contact David & Elaine Roberts via admin@centralvineyard.co.uk. More details of this event can be found here.
    • Afterwards: Candlelit service, night prayer and vigil at St Peter and St Paul, Kettering.

Cottesmore Benefice, north Rutland: St Nicholas Cottesmore and Burley with Thistleton, St Mary Clipsham, St Peter & St Paul Exton, Greetham-St-Mary-the-Virgin, St Nicholas Stretton

  • Morning Prayer each day
  • Prayer walking in the villages (with dogs!)
  • Evening Prayer in each church
  • Daily reflections on the website
  • Prayer stations in churches
  • School assemblies with the ‘Try Praying’ booklet

Desborough, Braybrooke, Dingley and Brampton Ash

  • All four churches in the benefice are lighting their candles week by week, and each one will have a special service for ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ either on Sunday 2nd June or Sunday 9th June (the villages only have a service once a fortnight)
  • In addition, St Giles Desborough are uniting with the United Reformed Church and Baptist Church for a joint service of worship and prayer on the afternoon of Sunday 9th June
  • St Giles are also doing prayer walking around Desborough during ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, and have invited the other churches in the town to join them, specifically on Tuesday 4th June
  • The current LPM-in-training is dropping invitations through the doors of one of the new estates in Desborough, inviting people to send in prayer requests during the period of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.

Gleneagles Church

  • We have distributed the Prayer Journals and are strongly encouraging our members to pray daily for their five friends with MailChimp reminders/encouragements to pray.
  • We made credit-card-sized cards for everyone for their five prayer names, and will have another activity in the service this Sunday to remind people to pray.
  • We will bring this prayer activity to a climax on Pentecost, and encourage people to continue to pray for their five after TKC.

Grange Park Church

  • Sunday 2nd June to Sunday 9th June: Daily time of prayer, where everyone is invited to join us to pray.
  • Sunday 2nd June: Prayer lunch after our morning service.
  • Monday 3rd June: Prayer walk around Grange Park.
  • Sunday 9th June: We are going to be celebrating what God has done in our morning service.
  • Small groups are being encouraged to pray when they meet during the week, and the whole congregation is being encouraged to pray whenever and wherever they can.

Heyford with Stowe Nine Churches and Flore with Brockhall

  • They are using some of the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ resources in the benefice, and have plans for others in the weeks ahead
  • All Saints, Flore held their Messy Church service on Saturday 11th May, and used some of the material from the Bright Ideas booklet, including the paper ‘prayeroplanes’ which went down well
  • The church also held a hugely successful prayer initiative prior to Easter, in partnership with Flore Primary School.

Living Brook Benefice: St John the Baptist, Piddington with Horton, St John the Baptist, Quinton and St Edmund, King and Martyr, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire

  • 1st June: big prayer walk around the benefice which people can join at different points and timed prayers are included for those who can’t walk.
  • 9th June at St Peter and St Paul, Preston Deanery 10:30 am: Open air Benefice Pentecost service

Oakham Team Ministry: Oakham, Ashwell, Braunston, Brooke, Egleton, Hambleton, Langham, Market Overton, Teigh & Whissendine

  • Saturday 1st June, 2pm to 4pm: Prayer stations in Oakham Baptist Church.
  • Sunday 2nd June: Services in all town churches.
  • Prayer walks – each day, Monday to Friday: Each walk (lasting 20 to 30 mins) will focus on a different aspect of our community.
  • Thursday 6th June, 9.30am to 10.30am: Prayer meeting at Oakham Methodist Church.
  • Sunday 9th June (Pentecost): Morning services in all town churches.
  • Sunday 9th June:  Churches Together service in All Saints, Oakham at 6pm.

Peterborough Cathedral

  • To mark ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, a special prayer trail for the whole family, based on the Lord’s Prayer, will be launched on Sunday 26th May at the Cathedral.

St Alban the Martyr, Northampton

  • As part of Thy Kingdom Come, we are encouraging everyone to pray for specific people and for growth in our parish.
  • We are also encouraging the congregation to join members of the Ministry Team at Morning Prayer.
  • We are encouraging participation in an ecumenical prayer walk in the parish.


St Andrew’s & St Barnabas, Wellingborough

  • Praying the ‘Pray and See’ candle each Sunday.

St Andrew Boughton, Cransley and Mawsley

  • The church will be holding an Ascension Communion service
  • Additional morning/evening prayers will be held over this period, encouraging people to pray using the daily office booklets and family prayer resources.

St John the Baptist, Chalveston (above)

  • Prayer stations have been set up.
  • Here’s our ‘Pray and See’ candle in action

St Mark’s, Peterborough

  • There will be a number of services and prayer opportunities to join in with ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ – click here for more details.

St Mary’s, Peterborough

  • Friday 31st May – ‘Thy Kingdom Come – Come and Pray’ day at St Mary’s chapel from 11am to 7pm. Everyone is warmly invited to come and to stay as long as they wish. There will be candles to light, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ resources to use and to take away, prayer booklets and prayer cards and the opportunity to sit quietly and pray, and/or do a prayer walk around the church
  • Thursday 6th June – ‘Thursday Prayers’ in the chapel at St Mary’s will be on the theme of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’. They will take place from 10.30am to 11.30am.

St Mary’s, Ringstead

  • Praying the ‘Pray and See’ candle each Sunday.









St Mary The Virgin, Welford

  • Praying the ‘Pray and See’ candle each Sunday.

St Mary’s, Wilby

  • Holding a ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ event at 2pm on Saturday 1 June, with prayer stations, quiet space and refreshments.

St Peter’s, Oundle

  • Lady Chapel will be set up for the whole of the ten days with different prayer stations for people to use, with at least one of the stations being aimed at children and families (we have been ‘trialing’ this for the last few Sundays using the videos from the TKC site)
  • On the 7th-8th June we will have 24 hours of prayer (the night time hours will take place at our curate’s house and the daytime hours will be in church).

 St Mark’s, Peterborough

 St Peter’s Newton Bromswold and St Mary’s Rushden

  • Using the booklets given out for Thy Kingdom Come.
  • Main efforts are going into the ‘Word One to One’ events.

St Peter’s, Weston Favell

  • Praying the ‘Pray and See’ candle each Sunday.
  • Thy Kingdom Come being incorporated into the regular morning prayer service.
  • Evening prayer being held during the TKC period

South Cleley Benefice: Potterspury w Furtho & Yardley Gobion w Cosgrove & Wicken

  • Praying the ‘Pray and See’ candle each Sunday
  • Planning to have prayer in one of the churches of the Benefice each day between Ascension and Pentecost
  • Encouraging people to pray using the novena booklet and/or prayer booklet if they can’t attend any of the prayer sessions

United Benefice of Cogenhoe and Great Houghton and Little Houghton with Brafield on the Green: St Peter’s Cogenhoe, St Mary the Blessed Virgin Great Houghton, St Mary the Virgin Little Houghton, St Laurence Brafield on the Green

  • Using the TKC Prayer Journals.
  • Daily morning prayer in Cogenhoe at 8am, and evening prayer at Little Houghton at 6pm.

Watersmete Benefice: St Leonard Apethorpe, St Mary the Virgin and All Saints Nassington, St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin Thornhaugh with Wansford, St Mary Woodnewton, St Mary Magdalene Yarwell

  • Each church is encouraging people to take a Novena prayer booklet, and for families the TKC family activity leaflet, as well as looking up all the material on the TKC website to light up the map.
  • We are having a special service going around the churches at 6.30pm each evening during the period using the Novena Prayer booklet.

Whitefriars Rushden

  • We have a prayer event every day for the 10 days, and then a 24 hour prayer vigil on Saturday/Sunday 8th to 9th June.

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