Trafalgar Square to host prayer, worship on Pentecost Sunday


By Marcus Jones — Originally published in Premier

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

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.

“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 noon, so get there early for popular vendors.”

The event, which will take place on Sunday June 9, 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.”

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