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Ascension & Pentecost services
31/05/17

On the 25th May a special Ascension service was held at Coventry Cathedral to mark the beginning of Thy Kingdom Come. On Sunday 4th June there was a Pentecost celebration of praise and prayer in the Cathedral ruins to mark the end of the global time of prayer.

Ascension Service

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

The service started in the Cathedral Ruins, then moved into the Nave of the New Cathedral and finished at the site of St Mary's Priory, which was Coventry's first Cathedral in 1102.

Archbishop Bernard Longley gave an address which can be read here.

Pentecost Celebration

Thy Kingdom Come culminated 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, there was a festival of Prayer & Worship called Rise Coventry in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral.

The event included, a bring-and-share picnic, live music by local Christian artists, interactive prayer stations, and bouncy castles.  From 4pm – 5.30pm, the Bishop of Coventry lead an informal service of prayer and praise with baptisms and confirmations.