The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu joined in the City of York-wide Thy Kingdom Come events over the weekend of Pentecost.
Archbishop Sentamu described it as "An amazing weekend of community events and celebrations where people gather to watch the Royal Wedding, the FA Cup Final and to enjoy one another’s company.
"I always say that the church should be a place of prayer and parties. In the midst of all the celebrations, I pray that we will all have a greater awareness of the presence of God with us because I believe that the greatest party is as part of the Kingdom of Heaven. God himself is our host and we are all invited – see you there!”
This penultimate mission weekend across the Diocese of York coincided with the end of the global wave of prayer movement – Thy Kingdom Come – which took place from 10th to 20th May and came to a close at an evening Beacon Event at York Minster on Sunday 20 May.
The mission weekend started with two school visits on Friday 18 May. Huntington and Fulford Secondary Schools welcomed the Archbishop as he took part in Q&A sessions and gave short talks to staff and students. At 7.30pm that evening the Archbishop joined young people from across the city at Upstage Theatre in Monkgate, York for a Neon Silent Disco, sharing his journey of faith and offering prayers.