Pope joins Welby and Sentamu for Pentecost Service

Click here to watch the service at 9.30 am on Sunday 31 May
Archbishop John Sentamu, Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby

The power of the Holy Spirit is needed “more than ever” in a world that is “experiencing a tragic famine of hope”, Pope Francis will say as part of an online service with the Archbishops of Canterbury and York on Pentecost Sunday.

The service, which marks the end of the global prayer movement for evangelism, Thy Kingdom Come, will be the first time that the Pope has joined the Archbishops online. Click here or on the image above shortly before 9 am on Sunday 31 May to go to the Church of England YouTube channel, where the service will be streamed live. The service will be subtitled and interpreted into British Sign Language throughout.

You will have time to watch it before tuning in to our own Pause for Prayer and Reflection service for Pentecost at 10.30 am.

You can read more about this historic ecumenical service in an article on the Church Times website or itv.com.