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Come to the Ascension & Pentecost services

Everyone is invited to join the Ascension and Pentecost celebrations at Coventry Cathedral. The two special services will mark the beginning and end of Thy Kingdom Come – the global time of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost, 25th May – 4th June this year. Both services are free and no tickets are necessary.

Ascension Service – 7.30pm, 25th May

Ascension Day this year is also the 55th anniversary of the consecration of the Cathedral, and we will be marking this with an ecumenical service at 7.30pm with His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. This will be an important occasion in the marking of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation.

The service will start in the Cathedral Ruins, then will move to the Nave of the New Cathedral and will finish in the site of St Mary’s Priory, which was Coventry’s first Cathedral in 1102.

Pentecost Celebration – 2pm, 4th June

Thy Kingdom Come will culminate in Beacon Events – celebration services on the day of Pentecost – in Cathedrals and other venues in this country and beyond. On Pentecost afternoon, Sunday 4th June 2017, everyone is invited to join us in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral for a festival of Prayer & Worship called Rise Coventry.

The free event will start at 2pm and will include, a bring-and-share picnic, live music by local Christian artists, interactive prayer stations, bouncy castles, free tea & coffee and more! From 4pm – 5.30pm, the Bishop of Coventry will lead an informal service of prayer and praise.