Live Stream service for the Sunday between Ascension and Pentecost

Thy Kingdom Come – Day 3

Click here to watch the service that was streamed live on Sunday 24th May

Links to songs/hymns and videos

“Thy Kingdom Come: Thankfulness as a way into Prayer”

Bible Readings:

Key text:    1John 4:9-10,19

Other readings:

  • Matt 6:9-13, Luke 11:2-4 – Lord’s Prayer
  • Exodus 4:18-23 – God as Father – Moses
  • Isaiah 55:1-13 – Isaiah’s great poem of God’s covenant love
  • Matt 26:36-42 – Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane
  • Isaiah 25:4-8 – Isaiah’s dream of the Messianic Banquet
    • See Jesus’ fulfilment of this in:
      • Feeding of the Five Thousand
      • Eating with Tax Collectors and Sinners
      • Eating at Zaccheus’ house
      • Parable of the Great Banquet in Luke 14:15-24

Set Readings for today:

Acts 1:6-14

1Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

John 17:1-11

Hymns and Songs for Ascension:

Hopefully, something for everyone…


  1. “O Love that wilt not let me go” –

Reflection Music:

“Your Kingdom Come” – by Pete James – based on the Lord’s Prayer –

Modern Music:


  1. Wonderful testimony to Prayer in Action – the AND of the Messianic Banquet – “From Bronx to Bradford: Friars on a Mission” – the story of the Community of Franciscan Renewal in Bradford by the BBC –


  1. “Surprised by Hope” – by Tom Wright – this is his popular version of his seminal exploration of Resurrection and its implications.

Live Stream 10.30am Sunday 24th May – Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done

This week we are going to be looking at the Lord’s Prayer, and also praying for God’s blessing upon our homes, our communities and upon the whole of Creation.

We are engaging in this as part of the Archbishop’s initiative called, “Thy Kingdom Come.”  ALL YOU WILL NEED for our Sunday “Live Stream” service, apart from yourselves, is a willingness to look again at the Lord’s Prayer and Prayer in general.

Afterwards, why not join us for a ‘virtual’ Coffee and a catch up?  We shared the first of these on Ascension Day, and it was lovely to see people, int heir own homes and across the communities.

So look forward to seeing you on Sunday.


To join the virtual coffee morning:-

From a computer – click here.

From a mobile device, you must first download the zoom app to your tablet or smart phone from the App Store or Google Play, it is free to download and simple to use. Then you can click the above link to enter the meeting room. Any problems – get in touch. 07871 513151

Thy Kingdom Come – Day 1

Click here to see Matt’s video for Friday 22nd May as we follow ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, looking at The Lord’s Prayer between Ascension and Pentecost.

Click here to see ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ Anthem 2020, the song to accompany this year.

Ascension Day Live Service

Click here to see the service for Ascension Day that was live streamed from Cadbury Hill.

Hymns, Songs, Readings and other links for Ascension Day –

“A Day of Celebration: Seeing from God’s perspective:”
Bible Readings:
Set Readings for today:
Acts 1:1-11 – main story of the Ascension

Supporting texts:
Daniel 7:9-14
Ephesians 1:15-end
Luke 24:44-end.

Hymns and Songs for Ascension:
Hopefully, something for everyone…
1. “Crown Him with many Crowns” – Songs of Praise –

2. “All hail the power of Jesus’ name” – Songs of Praise

3. “Hail the day that sees Him rise” – Charles Wesley –

4. “At the name of Jesus” – Songs of Praise special –

Classics from the 80’s and 90’s:
5. “Lord, I lift your name on high” –

6. “Shine, Jesus Shine” – Graham Kendrick – Songs of Praise –

– Also Live version of Graham Kendrick singing at Greenbelt 2013 –…

7. “Our God is an awesome God, He reigns” –

Modern Music:
8. “What a beautiful name it is” – Hillsong –

9. “King of Kings” – Hillsong –

10. “The Blessing” – this has been an amazing and wonderful phenomenon during this Lockdown with Christian artists and Choirs coming together across many nations of the world to ask God to bless their communities.

My favourite is from Zimbabwe because of the diversity of language and dialect, and that wonderful African spirit:

Blessing for the UK:

11. This may seem strange – but is a Jewish lady’s personal testimony to her own experience of heaven and of Jesus being at heaven’s very centre. It led to her conversion to Christianity –

12. Tom Wright – talking about how, from very early on in Christianity, the only way to describe the enormity of who Jesus was and is (Ascension), is to see Him as part of who God is Himself – shows so much of the Biblical roots which are right there in the Old Testament –

13. “Surprised by Hope” – by Tom Wright – this is his popular version of his seminal exploration of Resurrection and its implications.