Durham Cathedral is once again holding a beacon event as part of an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
Thy Kingdom Come, led by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, takes place around the world on and around Pentecost as Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Worship on Pentecost will be led at Durham Cathedral by Dave Bilbrough, one of Britain’s foremost worship leaders and songwriters, at 7pm on Sunday May 20.
The Bishop of Durham, The Right Reverend Paul Butler, will be speaking and will be joined by ecumenical leaders and friends.
Mr Bilbrough said: “I’m delighted to be involved in this year’s Thy Kingdom Come event at Durham Cathedral.
“It gives us all the opportunity to come together as Christians from diverse backgrounds and traditions and focus on the things that really matter and are central to our faith.
“My prayer is that this gathering and others like it will play an important part in accelerating the furtherance of the gospel in the North-East and beyond.”
The Reverend Canon Sophie Jelley, Canon Missioner at Durham Cathedral and is organising the event said: “We are looking forward to welcoming our partners and the congregation to the cathedral for this special service, in particular Dave Bilbrough who will lead our worship.
“His music has a wide appeal that spans all Christian denominations and he is well-known both in this country and abroad.”
Booking to the free event is required through www.durhamcathedral.co.uk, at the cathedral visitor desk or by contacting 0191-338 7178.
Written By: Gavin Engelbrecht
First Published 01.05.18: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/northdurham/durham/16194617.Christian_songwriter_Dave_Bilbrough_to_lead_worship_at_Thy_Kingdom_Come_service/